Today I'm delighted to be presenting M J Porter's novel, The Last King as part of a Blog Tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. The Last King is the first book in M J Porter's series, The Ninth Century. From author M J Porter comes a thrilling new hero. They sent three hundred … Continue reading The Last King by M J Porter
At Her Fingertips by Kellyn Roth
Today I’m delighted to be sharing an excerpt from Kellyn Roth’s new novel At her Fingertips as part of a blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. At her Fingertips is the third book in Kellyn's series The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy. They had waited for hours, first in their carriage and … Continue reading At Her Fingertips by Kellyn Roth
The Queen of Citadels by Dominic Fielder
Today, I’m pleased to be presenting Dominic Fielder and his forthcoming novel, The Queen of the Citadels as part of a blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. The Queen of Citadels is the third book in Dominic's series The King's Germans focusing on German soldiers who fought in the service of King … Continue reading The Queen of Citadels by Dominic Fielder
Happy New Year
It is now after midnight in my corner of the world so 2021 has begun. Wishing everyone the very best for 2021 – here's hoping that this year's surprises are all pleasant ones.
A Conversation with Catherine Meyrick
This interview is from the website of Pam Lecky a historical novelist who writes enthralling historical mysteries.
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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