Tag Archives: historical fiction

The Birdman’s Wife: A Book Review

The Birdman’s wife is the author, Melissa Ahsley’s, debut novel. It was the creative component of her PhD and I would have loved to read her exegesis. The novel achieves what the author wanted to achieve – that is – … Continue reading

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Francis Stacker Dutton: Copper Country: 99 Word Flash Fiction

Funny how things turn out. Here I am. An Englishman born in Germany ending up in South Australia. Sheep was my game. Fine merino. I had an eye; could pick fine fleece from  inferior. My sheep went missing. Looking for … Continue reading

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Dare to Dream : A book Review

The cover of this hard back version of Katherine Sinclair’s Dare to Dream does not do the book justice. If I was someone who purchased on cover alone I would have thought I was letting myself in to a romantic … Continue reading

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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan : Book Review

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan  by Lisa See was a recommended read by blogging friend Sharon Bonin-Pratt. who reviews it in the post linked here. I found this an informative glimpse of life for a middle class Chinese Girl in … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers: The Beginning.

Genre: Historical Fiction Word Count :100 The Beginning Louis sighed as he sank into his lush velvet cushions. Thirty years of war had taken its toll. Religion had claimed many lives but France had prospered. His thoughts returned to the … Continue reading

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