Book Review – Weave a Web of Witchcraft by Jean M Roberts

Firmly based on fact, Weave a Web of Witchcraft tells the story of Hugh Parsons, a man accused of witchcraft by his wife Mary and tried in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1652. The novel begins in England with fifteen-year-old Hugh reluctantly beginning an apprenticeship as a brickmaker. This has been arranged by his father because although … Continue reading Book Review – Weave a Web of Witchcraft by Jean M Roberts

Book Review – A Plague on Mr Pepys by Deborah Swift

Elizabeth Bagwell figures in the diary of Samuel Pepys, the seventeenth century Naval administrator, as one of his most enduring mistresses. The diary provides us with no hint of how Elizabeth, a married woman, achieved this position, especially as Pepys initially described her as ‘a virtuous modest woman’ who he had ‘a kindness’(!) for. In … Continue reading Book Review – A Plague on Mr Pepys by Deborah Swift

She Sees Ghosts by David Fitz-Gerald

Today, I'm pleased to be presenting David Fitzgerald and his book She Sees Ghosts―The Story of a Woman Who Rescues Lost Souls as part of a book tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. She Sees Ghosts is the second installment David's Adirondack Spirit series and is available for free download from Amazon until … Continue reading She Sees Ghosts by David Fitz-Gerald

A Conversation with Catherine Meyrick

This interview is from the website of Pam Lecky a historical novelist who writes enthralling historical mysteries.

Pam Lecky

Today in the Library we have Catherine Meyrick, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into her life as an author.

You are very welcome, Catherine, please introduce yourself:

Hi Pam, thank you for inviting me.

I am an Australian writer with a love of history. I grew up on the outskirts of Ballarat, a large regional city about 70 miles from Melbourne, one of the first places where gold was discovered in the early 1850s. In many ways, history is a constant presence in Ballarat from the fine 19th century buildings and the wide streets (the main street is wide enough to turn a bullock team) to the Eureka Stockade, an armed rebellion by gold miners objecting to the cost of a miner’s licence, seen basically as taxation without representation. It ultimately resulted in the Victorian Electoral Act 1856 which mandated adult male…

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