‘We catch only glimpses, a burst of movement, a flap of wings, yet it is life itself beating at shadow’s edge. It is the unfolding of potential; all of what we might experience and see and learn awaits us’ – “To the Bright Edge of the World” I loved Eowyn Ivey’s first novel, “The Snow … [Read more…]
My historical romance, “Complications” will be available for free download between Friday (23 September 2016) and Sunday (25 September). Just go to the menu at the top of the page to read a book description and extract from the novel. This is a fun, lighthearted book – it focuses on 3 teenagers in the Georgian … [Read more…]
The Silversmith’s Wife by Sophia Tobin is a mystery novel centering around the murder of a silversmith and showing the various characters who might have killed him. It is written in third person omniscient style, moving in and out of the heads of a lot of different characters, which can initially make it difficult to … [Read more…]
I’m very happy to say that my novel, Complications, is released in Kindle format today at Amazon USA here and at Amazon UK here. There’s also a printed version available which, for American buyers, is currently only available at CreateSpace store here but will filter through to Amazon within the next few days. You can … [Read more…]
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1813) – The story of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy, loved across the world and made into many films and TV programmes, has to be top of this list of classic historical romances. Austen’s novel is filled with wit, excitement, misunderstandings and the search for love. An earlier version … [Read more…]
by guest-blogger Rebekah Owens In the film of Roman Polanski’s Macbeth (1971), Francesca Annis appeared as Lady Macbeth sleepwalking in the nude. Polanksi’s collaborator, Kenneth Tynan, tried to justify this by arguing that it was historically correct that people in 11th century Scotland slept naked; but that did not convince the reviewers. For many of … [Read more…]
The 18th century was a time of change in Scotland with Edinburgh at the heart of what became known as the Age of Enlightenment. It was responsible for many advancements and inventions that changed the world. Philosopher David Hume wrote his famous Treatise on Human Nature and collaborated with Glasgow philosopher Adam Smith, who wrote … [Read more…]
Hi, I’m Clare Jayne and I’ll be self-publishing my Georgian era romance, “Complications”, in July on Amazon. I did a lot of research for my novel, most of which never made it into the book, so I want to share it here as well as talking about my favourite classic romance novels and authors.