My current guilty pleasure is watching The Tudors on DVD (a mother’s day present from my boys – clever chaps.) All of which set me thinking: how well do you know your Tudor history?
So here’s a simple question:
How Many Wives did Henry VIII have?
Now those of you with an English education will be counting on your fingers: Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived.
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This week's excerpt from 'A Dead Man's Debt' joins Celeste, disguised as a maid, as she attempts to flee with evidence that would clear Lord Ranulf's name. (5 star rated historical romance.)
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Yeah! I'm bouncing round the room after reading this awesome review for "A Dead Man's Debt."
> I honestly have to say that this story surprised me on nearly every turn. Just when I thought I had the storyline predicted that I knew what was going to…
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VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
As a new author it’s difficult to spread the word about your debut novel which is why I’m especially thrilled that “A Dead Man’s Debt” has just been nominated at The Romance Reviews in the category
Best HISTORICAL ROMANCE - of 2010.
I would really appreciate your votes –
Simply follow the…Continue
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My midweek blog post ponders on whether churches are sinking ....or the dead are rising....
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Last week I looked at how, in Victorian times, a cat’s reluctance to take medicine might help keep her alive. This week, I look at some of the remedies commonly inflicted on the poor, unsuspecting animals.
Now as any cat owner knows, it’s perfectly normal for a cat to vomit from time to time. However if the vomiting became excessive, one Victorian remedy was to:
TO VIEW THE POST VISIT:…Continue
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I'm thrilled to read that the latest review for my debut novel, 'A Dead Man's Debt' rates it a healthy 5/5
MY BOOK ADDICTION…Continue
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I was thrilled to read this review from 'Fiction Books'
A creative, page-turning drama, a poignant story, characters totally engrossing in their complexity, with the distinctive essence of each easily discernible, sensual and evocative writing, from a great new author.
Worthy of: …Continue
Added by Grace Elliot on January 31, 2011 at 5:21pm — No Comments
A 17th century Pedlar, his Dog and a Church Window.
Discover the true story of how an itinerant pedlar commerated his dog in a church painted window.
I came across the story of the Lambeth Pedlar and his dog whilst researching an article for the veterinary press. In the parish church of Saint Mary’s, Lambeth, to there is a painted glass window of a man weighted down with a back pack, with a dog at his feet. This is…Continue
Added by Grace Elliot on January 30, 2011 at 3:17pm — No Comments
The Name of the Cat.
If you take the responsibility seriously, it is surprisingly difficult to choose the right name for cat. I was recently thrown into confusion when an RSPCA inspector asked me to name the litter of kittens she’d brought in for vaccination. Rescue names usually follow a theme eg. Animals abandoned at Christmas will be named Holly, Ivy, Mistletoe, Noel et.c. When suddenly landed with the responsibility of naming my mind went completely blank – each theme I…Continue
Added by Grace Elliot on January 23, 2011 at 2:43pm — No Comments
In the Middle Ages, a self respecting witch kept a familiar, an animal that acted as a link to the devil. The most commonly recognised familiar was a cat, preferably a black one, but have you ever stopped to wonder why a perfectly adorable animal became linked with black magic?
To answer that question we need to look at the reputation cats had in medieval times. Highly prized as a catcher of mice the 10th century law of Hywel Dda has this to…Continue
Added by Grace Elliot on January 16, 2011 at 11:58am — No Comments
Today Grace Elliot is interviewed at Penny Lockwood Ehrenkranz's excellent blog about writing and writers.
DO pop over and say hello!
Added by Grace Elliot on January 13, 2011 at 8:48am — No Comments
'In this second post about ‘The Cats’ Meat Man’ Grace Elliot considers the grizzly (and real!) link between a Victorian pet food seller and Jack the Ripper.'
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Today at Grace Elliot's blog Joselyn Vaughan is interviewed about her latest contemporary romance 'Courting Sparks.'
A romance featuring fire-fighters (wink x)
Added by Grace Elliot on January 9, 2011 at 12:29pm — No Comments
Grace Elliot compared to Georgette Heyer!
New Review posted .
"This is set to be a rollicking good, period romantic saga, although the hints are there that some darker forces and undertones are just waiting in the wings.…
Added by Grace Elliot on January 8, 2011 at 6:31am — No Comments
Today at Grace Elliot's blog, guest author of YA Fantasy, Andrea Buginsky is interviews.
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Author of romance mysteries and animal lover, Miss Mae is hosting Grace Elliot at her website.
As part of the popular 'Doggy Tales' series, Grace shares the moving story of how the Elliot family came to adopt Widget.
In addition, Grace has kindly agreed to donate $5.00 to the ASPCA for every copy of 'A Dead Man's Debt' bought direct from Solstice as a result of reading the post.
To find out how to trigger the donation visit:…Continue
Added by Grace Elliot on January 3, 2011 at 2:44pm — No Comments
This week I look at how the Victorians fed their pets in the days of the ‘Cat’s Meat Man.’
‘Many visitors came to the streets…the muffin man and Cats’ Meat Man. The…Continue
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