Features

For something a little different than book reviews.

Kate Williams, Giles Kristian, Kate, DE meredith

Kate Williams, Giles Kristian, Kate, DE Meredith

Guest posts
Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent – the opening chapter
Guest post: The background for the Bernicia Chronicles by Matthew Harffy
What’s In A Name? – Guest post by Joanna Hickson, author of First of the Tudors
Living among the extraordinary maiko of Kyoto, Japan – Guest post by Lesley Downer, author of The Shogun’s Queen
The Lives of Tudor Women by Elizabeth Norton – ‘Of Babies and Bellies’ – an extract
War in The Last Horseman by author David Gilman
Who were the Infidels? by M.J. Carter, author of The Printer’s Coffin
The inspiration of Cornwall by Amanda Jennings, author of In Her Wake
Commute writing by Paul Fraser Collard, author of The Last Legionnaire
The Greatest of These: Part 3 by Joanna Cannon
Writing historical locations – a guest post by S.J.A. Turney, author of Praetorian: The Great Game
Guest post: Troy – History or Myth? by author Judith Starkston
Guest post: The joys of writing Byzantine historical fiction by author Richard Blake
Spies and spying in the Civil War – a guest post by Andrew Swanston, author of The King’s Return
Blog Tour – Top Five Historic Sites by Chris Kuzneski, author of The Forbidden Tomb
Guest post – Eva Stachniak, author of Empress of the Night, on Catherine the Great
‘I am a writer with a plan’ – Guest post from Paul Fraser Collard, author of the Jack Lark adventure series
Gill Paul, author of No Place for a Lady ‘On feminism, bereavement and squeamishness’

Interviews with authors
An interview with David Gilman, author of the Master of War series
An interview with Emily Hauser, author of For the Most Beautiful
An interview with Ian Ross, author of Battle for Rome
An interview with Joanna Hickson, author of Red Rose, White Rose
An interview with Livi Michael, author of Succession
An interview with Nick Brown – author of The Black Stone (Agent of Rome IV)
An interview with Nick Brown – author of The Far Shore (Agent of Rome III)
An interview with Anthony Riches – author of The Emperor’s Knives
An interview with Sam Kates – author of The Cleansing
An interview with Anna Hope – author of Wake
An interview with Christopher Gortner – author of The Tudor Conspiracy
An interview with Alexander Cole – author of Colossus
An interview with D.J. Niko for The Tenth Saint
An interview with Anthony Riches for The Eagle’s Vengeance
An Interview with Douglas Jackson for Sword of Rome
Author Focus: Rob Wickings – Zombies, Pirates, Film
An interview with Alex Scarrow and a review of his latest adventure The Legend of Ellie Quin
Snow Day! An Interview with Eowyn Ivey, author of The Snow Child
My interview with Jon Steele – Author of The Watchers

Angus Donald, Henry Venmore-Rowland, Anthony Riches, Conn Iggulden

Angus Donald, Henry Venmore-Rowland, Anthony Riches, Conn Iggulden

Events
Crime in the Court, History in the Valley
Oxford Literary Festival 2013 report – Hilary Mantel and Paul Roberts – Bring Up the Bodies and Hug a Roman!
History in the Court 2012 – A night to remember
Double Whammy Book Launch – The Leopard Sword by Anthony Riches and the Bleeding Land by Giles Kristian
The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival 2012 – Part 3: The Scarrows and Paxman
The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival 2012 Part 2 -Ian Rankin
The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival 2012 Part 1 – Caroline Lawrence, Simon Callow
Festival of Historical Writing 2011 – a weekend well done

Interludes
Interlude 3 – Shakespeare and Oxford’s Painted Room
Interlude 2 – Archaeology: A thing of the past?
Interlude – Book bricks and alien worlds

Annual reviews
2017 – looking ahead
Book review of 2016
Book review of 2015
Happy New Year and Book Review of 2014 part 3 – the Oldies and Completed Trilogies
Book Review of 2014 – Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Book Review of 2014 – Historical Fiction and Thrillers
Book review of 2013 – Part One
Book review of 2013 – Part Two
2013 – Challenges and Resolutions!
2012 – Book Review of the Year

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