COVER REVEAL! New covers for the Women of Pepys’ Diary Trilogy

COVER REVEAL! New covers for the Women of Pepys’ Diary Trilogy

I’m delighted to be able to show you the three new covers for the Women of Pepys’ Diary Trilogy , published by Headline Accent. First, Deb Willet, self-possessed maidservant to Mrs Pepys, and a woman of wit, intelligence and courage. In Pleasing Mr Pepys, she is...

Historical Fiction – recent excellent reads #GreatBook

My recent reading. Historical Fiction recommendations. As you know, I read widely, and here are some books which are definitely worth your time. All are beautifully written. Click the title for the UK buy link. The Anchoress This is a contemplative book aimed at young...

17th Century Research Find of the Week

My local bookshop has 100,000 second hand books. It’s a five minute drive, or a brisk half hour walk along country lanes. I always think I must have exhausted their supply of Tudor and Stuart gems, but they keep getting more stock, and this week I was lucky....

Mary Beale – 17th Century torch bearer for women artists

‘Unlike other painters of that era, she tried to understand her sitters, rather than glorifying them. She didn’t claim to be extraordinary, but she was. She never claimed to be the first woman to make a living by her brush, but she was.” This is how...