Excited to be part of “Historical Heroines” with Jennifer Robson Crespi, a right royal novelist, and Kate Quinn, who just hit the 1 million bestseller mark with The Alice Network and is launching The Huntress later this month! We’ll be talking about our historic heroines – mine, for one, was a poet, a scholar, practiced medicine – and pretty much single-handedly defended Nottingham Castle against a marauding Royalist army. Hope to see you there!
Author Chats and Spotlights
- Fascinating Medieval Historical Irish Fiction | Paul Duffy
- Coffee Pot Book Club Spotlight | A Mistake of Murder by Helen Hollick
- Enjoy a Guest Post | Fascinating Medieval Historical “Faction” by Mercedes Rochelle
- A Vivid American Military Historical Fiction Novel by Glen Craney | Coffee Pot Book Club Spotlight
- The Black Madonna | A Coffee Pot Book Club Featured Excerpt | 17thC Historical Fiction by Stella Riley
- Enjoy an excerpt and a cuppa with Jan Christopher | Helen Hollick’s new cosy mystery: A Mistake of Murder
- Classic Historical Scottish Timeslip | A Rip in the Veil by Anna Belfrage
- Rosalind by Jessie Mills | A Fascinating Scientific Historical Novel
- The White Sails Series Collector’s Edition | Exciting Kickstarter Campaign Info from Emma Lombard
- Fascinating Excerpt from Pilot Who Knows the Waters | Egyptian Historical Mystery | N.L. Holmes
- Coffee Pot Book Club Spotlight | The Flame Tree by Siobhan Daiko
- Anna Belfrage | His Castilian Hawk | Audio Book by Greg Patmore
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- Over a Thousand Items in The Lydiard Archives! Come and Have a Browse.
- Enjoy an Excerpt | Coffee Pot Book Club Spotlight on Irish Historical Fiction
- A Jan Christopher Cosy Mystery | Go on, you know you want to curl up and read!
- Mercedes Rochelle shares a fabulous guest post from The Sons of Godwine
- The Lady of the Tower | Historic Heroine Talk
- A fascinating, often overlooked event in American Military History | Coffee Pot Book Club Spotlight
- Welcoming another 17thC author | Enjoy an excerpt from Stella Riley’s fascinating novel
- My 15 minutes of fame in the local paper…
- Sneak Peek: Helen Hollick Shares her New Cozy Mystery – A Mistake of Murder
- Read an excerpt and get fabulously lost in 17th Century Scotland for a few minutes!
- Today’s the Ten Year Anniversary of the Confirmation of Richard III’s Remains
- Rosalind by Jessie Mills | A featured extract from this fascinating novel
- On the Death of a King, and the Birth of a Republic | Memoirs that Inspired The Lydiard Chronicles
- Even been part of a Kickstarter Campaign? You’re in for a treat with Emma Lombard’s White Sails Series
- Enjoy a Five Minute Read and a Trip to Ancient Egypt!
- A harrowing love story set in Hong Kong in the 1940s
Elizabeth St. John was brought up in England and her research has taken her to family memoirs and letters at Nottingham Castle, the British Library, the Tower of London, Yale University and, of course, the family seat of Lydiard Park. From these fragments, the St.Johns emerge, leaving a portrait, a sentence, a deed that seats them with us, telling of their hopes and dreams. As she researched, her voice became a conduit for their stories, recounting a passion for the England of her childhood where they once walked, where their portraits still hang, and where they lived, loved and found redemption.