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…
Added by Grace Elliot on April 14, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
On a dull Wednesday, here's a little something to help you smile.
(Follow the link)
Added by Grace Elliot on April 13, 2011 at 3:18pm — No Comments
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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My guest today over at Grace Elliot's blog is fellow author of historical romance Jean Hart Stewart.
Jean shares her love of the regency period, some interesting facts about the Duke of Wellington and tells us about her latest book 'For Love is New.'
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Added by Grace Elliot on February 28, 2011 at 5:23pm — No Comments
As a veterinarian I’m constantly surprised by the resilience of the feline species. This week alone a 17 year old cat with kidney failure successfully underwent dental attention, a stray cat lost a leg but was eating the same night and a kitten fell 40 feet with barely a scratch to show for it! Its no wonder cats have a reputation for having nine lives - which set me wondering where the saying originated.
Research into this fable led me to ancient Egypt. The ancient Egyptians believed…Continue
Added by Grace Elliot on February 20, 2011 at 2:43pm — No Comments
"Once upon a Chapter" are hosting Grace Elliot, and to celebrate are offering a great giveaway of not one, but two, books
- an Ebook copy of 'A Dead Man's Debt'
-a book of your choice up to a value of $10.
All you need to do is follow the link and leave a…Continue
Added by Grace Elliot on February 18, 2011 at 4:35pm — No Comments
My mid week blog post is a bit of fun.
Follow this link to find out why this little ginger kitty is up for sale....Continue
Added by Grace Elliot on February 16, 2011 at 2:33pm — No Comments
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:
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Added by Grace Elliot on February 13, 2011 at 2:55pm — No Comments
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
Author of YA Fantasy, Shawn Lamb is guesting over at Grace Elliot's blog today. Shawn shares her love of historical fiction and recalls what got her writing in the first place.
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Added by Grace Elliot on January 29, 2011 at 5:03pm — No Comments
This week’s historical trivia unashamedly looks at Victorian sayings that involve cats.
If a thief talked about a ‘Cat’, the chances are he wasn’t referring to our feline friends but a lady’s muff. Similarly if he mentioned ‘Freeing a cat,’ best hold on tight to your possessions, because he was about to steal something.
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Added by Grace Elliot on January 26, 2011 at 2:44pm — No Comments
Today Grace Elliot is guest blogger over at 'Terry's Place' .
Grace's debut novel, 'A Dead Man's Debt' was rated 5/5 by The Romance Reviews and described by them as "Historical romance at its best."
For a chance to win a copy of 'A Dead Man's Debt' simply visit Terry's Place and leave a comment.
Added by Grace Elliot on January 25, 2011 at 10:57am — 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
This weeks historical saying is "Putting the Cart before the Horse."
I’m sure you’re familiar the expression ‘putting the cart before the horse’. But this saying, as well as describing a world turned upside down, in the 16th century was also a timely warning against rebellion.
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Added by Grace Elliot on January 19, 2011 at 2:45pm — No Comments