The not-quite-so-swashbuckling duel of Alexandre Dumas

A belated Happy New Year to all my followers. I had a wonderful Christmas in which I got a whole pile of books, one of which was ‘Love Sex Death and Words – surprising tales from a year in literature’, by John Sutherland and Stephen Fender. This is a...

A Divided Inheritance by Deborah Swift

  I was  exploring the time right after the gunpowder plot in England when Catholic recusants were being persecuted for their faith, when priests had to be hidden behind chimneys, and when England was in the grip of the new King James. I already knew I wanted to...

What to do on the day your book comes out

Today my third historical novel, ‘A Divided Inheritance’ is out. For me, this is the culmination of eighteen months of research and writing and so deserves to be celebrated. Trouble is – often it is only the writer who is so keenly aware of this date...

Win a copy of A Divided Inheritance

I am delighted to announce that A Divided Inheritance is available on kindle today. Click on the cover to take you to Amazon. It will be available in all other formats from 24th October, including the traditional weighty paperback. Today I’m giving away a signed...