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Widow on the World by Pamela Fudge

Very happy to see the republication of Widow on the World by Endeavour Media – I’m really loving the brand new cover. Widow on the World was written when I decided to take the advice often given to authors to ‘write about what you know.’ Having been widowed twice in the space of seven years…
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The Parallel Lives of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Gavrilo Princip, by Alan Bardos

Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Gavrilo Princip are two of the most famous names in the Twentieth Century, but little is generally known about them other than Princip assassinated the Archduke and his wife in Sarajevo on 28th June 1914, sparking the First World War. However, they both went through an extraordinary chain of events to…
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Dancing With the DJ: See the Funny Side of Being a Mother, by Chloë Rayban

When I wrote Dancing With the D.J., it came from the heart. Like my heroine Kate, I had a wayward daughter who was always having love-life disasters. After one such break-up, she rang me and between sobs said, ‘The thing is, I just can’t face another New Year’s Eve dancing with the D.J.’ ‘What do…
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Introduction to the New Edition of ‘In the Beginning’, by John Gribbin

As I explain in the Prologue, In the Breginning was written at a time of great excitement in astronomy.  Data from the COBE satellite had just confirmed that the Universe as we know it was born from a tiny seed of superdense energy, far smaller than an atom, which expanded rapidly to become a fireball…
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Poems Inspired by the Bay of Poets, by Paul Sinclair

Bay of Killers is the second instalment in Paul Sinclair’s gripping crime thriller series, ‘The Italian Connection’, and is set against the backdrop of Italy’s stunning Ligurian region – where the beautiful Bay of Poets turns into the sinister Bay of Killers… Below, Paul shares a selection of his own poems inspired by the Bay…
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Stirring the Pot: Plunge by Mark Rogers

In my latest novella, Plunge, I took the ingredients of my life and created a dish. If I’d kept to real life, the dish would have been akin to tomato soup with a side of saltine crackers. In the novella, these life ingredients have been spiced up to create something akin to a gazpacho or…
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The Creswell Family Trilogy by Richard Kinsella

A large part of my life has been devoted to seafaring as an officer in both the Merchant and Royal Navy. My world was once the oceans and countries along their respective coastlines. The sea was a way of life for me, a gateway to the many moods of the oceans. The sea opened many…
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The Drumbeats Trilogy by Julia Ibbotson

I’ve recently been celebrating the publication of my Drumbeats Trilogy as one omnibus edition. The books have been available separately for some time, with the last of the trilogy, Finding Jess, coming out last August, but now they’re also all together on kindle as a box set. Recently someone asked me: what inspires me as…
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The Five Horseshoes by David McDine

Sadly, British pubs have been closing at an alarming rate over recent years. A great pity, because for so long they have been hubs of local life, providing sustenance, entertainment and company for their patrons. In the good old days of my youth the only music was thumped out on a tinny piano, and darts,…
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The Inspector Drewes Thrillers by Mel Hodgkinson

The county of Bartonshire, along with the town of Chettingham where Inspector Drewes lives and works, and other places, are, of course, fictional. And yet, it is placed amongst the real world. Wales, for example, features prominently in Dead Ends, and the Sankey Brook Coal Company mentioned in the same story existed in St Helens,…
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