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Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre and the true inspiration for Thornfield Hall


  Today Thursday April 21st 2016 is a very special day. It is the bicentenary of the birth of a truly great writer. She wrote four books but is most famous for her second which is of course Jane Eyre. … Continue reading

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Become an Indie Author – Self Publish your book on Amazon Part 3 of 3


Hello again Readers Welcome back to my blog about publishing and selling your book / books on Amazon. This will be the third and final instalment. Ok so you have received an email from Amazon to say your book is … Continue reading

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Become an Indie Author! Self-Publish your book on Amazon Part 2 of 3!


Hello Readers As promised here is the second of a three part blog about becoming an Indie Author by publishing your book on Amazon…. Before you start part 2! You will need to already have an account with Amazon, have … Continue reading

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Become an Indie Author! Self-Publish your book on Amazon Part 1!


Hello Readers As promised here is the first of a three part blog about becoming an Indie Author by publishing your book on Amazon…. Before you start.. You will need to already have an account with Amazon and if you … Continue reading

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Last UK Executions – 50 years ago Today!


Eight was the hour on the morning of August 13th 1964. In two prisons in north-west England two cell doors were thrown open. The condemned men inside had their arms quickly strapped behind their backs and were then marched just … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney is Go! 1 Day to Launch! The Story concludes……..


Hello again Readers In less than 12 hours my first ever book will be published on Amazon! I have been carrying out some tests so can definitely say its about to happen. An idea that was sparked by an internet … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney is Go! Three days to Launch! – The Trial


Hello again readers. Just a few days from my book being uploaded to Amazon. Herewith another blog about how the book was created and some of the resources I used…. In Victorian times criminals were tried in three types of … Continue reading

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