Ladies of The Magna Carta

I am absolutely delighted to be part of Sharon Bennett Connolly’s amazing blog tour for a superb book of non-fiction The Ladies of the Magna Carta. I interviewed her and you must read her answers which follow my review of Sharon’s book. I loved this book. Here is why. Ladies of the Magna Carta is an exceptionally accomplished work, so … Read More

Writing a Trilogy by Charlotte Betts

Today I welcome Charlotte Betts to The Writers’ Hub. Her wonderful new novel, the first in The Spindrift Trilogy (love this name) was published as a paperback last week by Piatkus. I absolutely adored this novel and cannot wait to read the next in this Trilogy. The first, The Light Within Us is set in Cornwall at the turn of … Read More

Elizabeth Cromwell and the Female Cloth Merchants of the Tudor Era

Elizabeth Cromwell and Female Cloth Merchants during the Early Tudor Era   To celebrate the republication on Thursday 25th June of Mistress Cromwell, originally published as The Woman in the Shadows, I have written this article to explain the novel’s background. Mistress Cromwell is set in London during the first three decades of the Tudor Era. Some historians, including myself, … Read More

Tom Williams and James Burke. Writing Historical Adventure

Today I welcome Tom Williams to The Writer’s Hub. Tom writes superb Historical adventures. When I was young I loved Rider Haggard novels. These are even better. They have lovely new covers so look for them on Amazon. There’s a pre-order link below. Here is what he says about his writing experience.   The Origins of James Burke Back in … Read More

Spring 2020

What a spring this has been. Covid 19 locked down the world. We are still locked down here in England though I do enjoy lots of walks in a medieval wood close to us. We also enjoy walking along the Oxford Canal towpath using various starting points. The weather was gorgeous during May and the first few days of June. … Read More

Medieval Cooking, Is the Stomach a Cauldron?

http://carolcmcgrath.co.uk/medieval-cooking-is-the-stomach-a-cauldron/

Henry III, married to Eleanor of Provence, absolutely loved feasts and pageants. He enjoyed dressing extravagantly and she was a fashion icon during the mid thirteenth century. Eleanor’s coronation feast was lavish. Henry, a man with a grand sense of occasion, was generous and warm-hearted. He spared no expense for his wedding to thirteen-year-old Eleanor and the coronation which followed … Read More

A Conspiracy of Silence

A-CONSPIRACY-OF-SILENCE-to-AL-v2.jpg 13 May 2020

Today, I welcome Anna Legat to The Writers’ Hub. We have an exclusive on the cover reveal for her new book. I absolutely loved Swimming With Sharks, first in this series and am sure this will be another page-turner. Anna tells us about her writing process and introduces us to A Conspiracy of Silence, fifth in this superb series. I … Read More

WIPE YOUR NOSE, LOOK INTERESTED, OR DO SOMETHING!

http://carolcmcgrath.co.uk/wipe-your-nose-l…-or-do-something/ ‎

Meet Liz Harris. Her new book The Dark Horizon will be published on 1st May. I have read and enjoyed it. My review follows a little helpful advice Liz has for you about writing. WIPE YOUR NOSE, LOOK INTERESTED, OR DO SOMETHING! In the theatre, there’re frequently characters on the stage who are merely bystanders to the main action, and … Read More

The Answer is in the Past

Today I would like to welcome Suzanne Goldring to The Writers’ Hub. Her two best-selling novels are published by BookOuture and are available on amazon. These books are dual time stories. The first, My Name is Eva is extraordinary about an elderly lady with secrets that take us back to WWII and its aftermath. The second is set in Corfu … Read More

A Thirteenth Century Fashionista, Ailenor of Provence

A Thirteenth Century Fashionista Ailenor of Provence, the heroine of my new book The Silken Rose was a leader of fashion during the thirteenth century. She was an impoverished princess from Provence but once she married Henry III money was no object. Plus her older sister, Marguerite, was married to the King of France and Ailenor, certainly not wishing to … Read More