Review of Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier: Vivid Atmoshere: A Shame About the Male Lead…

The atmosphere and the descriptions of the scenery were really good. The idea was original. It was well plotted overall. Generally, the characterisation is cleverly done. I also liked the heroine, who shows herself as generally brave and having integrity. I also liked the fact that the story was about ordinary people - well, they're … Continue reading Review of Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier: Vivid Atmoshere: A Shame About the Male Lead…

‘The Peterloo Affair’ is free on Amazon today and tommorow…Also ‘Ravensdale’ free on Amazon.co.uk and Kobo

  For those readers interested, my latest novel ‘The Peterloo Affair’ is free on both Amazons today. It's a love story set about the infamous Peterloo Massacre of 1819, and here is the blurb: Young Joan Wright knows exactly what she wants: to escape with her friend Marcie from domestic drudgery in her poor village … Continue reading ‘The Peterloo Affair’ is free on Amazon today and tommorow…Also ‘Ravensdale’ free on Amazon.co.uk and Kobo

The Peterloo Affair: A Tale of the St. Peter’s Field Massacre Now Out on Amazon

I am happy to say that my latest 'The Peterloo Affair',  is now out oon Amazon.com here and Amazon.co.uk  here I wrote this tale primarily as a love story - in fact, it can be categorised as a romance - largely because I thought that with the grim background story, some pleasant diversion and a bit … Continue reading The Peterloo Affair: A Tale of the St. Peter’s Field Massacre Now Out on Amazon

Indie Authors: Don’t Give Up On Your Original Voice When Sales Are Bad

https://www.amazon.com/Longbourn-Jo-Baker-ebook/dp/B00CQ1D3BYFive years ago, when I started writing online, I was lucky enough to meet some outstanding writers on Goodreads (I’ve met others since, on Authonomy before it packed up and elsewhere, but here I’m talking about that original base of writer friends). They were mostly women, varying in age. Some came from my native England, … Continue reading Indie Authors: Don’t Give Up On Your Original Voice When Sales Are Bad

Review of ‘The Manchester Man’ an 1873 novel by Mrs G Linnaeus Banks

I heard of the 1873 novel, ‘The Manchester Man’  through its being  mentioned in the footnotes of Joyce Marlow's book 'The Peterloo Massacre' as having an excellent account of the horrors of that day depicted within it. ‘Mrs G Linnaeus Banks’  novel (female Victorian writers were known by all of their husband's names)  had an … Continue reading Review of ‘The Manchester Man’ an 1873 novel by Mrs G Linnaeus Banks