My latest essay on the History Girls blog on Neo-Classical Revivalism. I’ve fallen in love with Castellani jewellery!
Happy 2019! My first interview this year is with Deborah Swift who is one of a team of bestselling WWII historical fiction authors. Their anthology, The Darkest Hour, includes ten never before published novellas exploring the theme of ‘resistance’ during WWII. Deborah Swift used to be a set and costume designer for theatre and TV, during which time she developed… read more
My latest essay on the History Girls is on the beauty of Attic vases. Chemistry and artistry combined. Read Black on red; red on black-figure it out!
My guest today is Rebecca Rosenberg. A California native, Rebecca lives on a lavender farm with her family in Sonoma, the Valley of the Moon, where author, Jack London, wrote from his Beauty Ranch. Rebecca is a long-time student of Jack London’s works and an avid fan of his daring wife, Charmian London. The Secret Life of Mrs. London is her debut… read more
I am very honoured to have joined the The History Girls on their wonderful blog. My first monthly post is on Etruscan jewellery featuring finery that has long bedazzled me: Ancient World Glitter and Glamour. For those of you who don’t know the History Girls, they run a blog with daily posts on history, historical fiction and research from… read more
I’m delighted to welcome fellow Romaphile, Alison Morton, to Triclinium again. Alison writes the award-winning Roma Nova thriller series featuring modern Praetorian heroines. She blends her deep love of Roman history with six years’ military service and a life of reading crime, adventure and thriller fiction. Today she’ll tell you the background to writing her new short story collection Roma… read more
My guest today is Patricia Sands who lives in Toronto, Canada, when she isn’t somewhere else, and calls the south of France her second home. She is the award-winning author of The Bridge Club and the best-selling Love in Provence trilogy. Her fifth novel, Drawing Lessons which is also set in the south of France, was released by Lake Union… read more
Double delight this month! I have the pleasure of interviewing a writing duo with a spark of serendipity between them given they both share the same first and second name as well as a passion for medieval historical fiction. Catherine A Wilson and Catherine T Wilson are the authors of the Lions and Lilies series. You might like to watch… read more
My guest today is Mary Anne Yarde, the Award Winning author of the International Best Selling Series — The Du Lac Chronicles. Set a generation after the fall of King Arthur, The Du Lac Chronicles takes you on a journey through Dark Age Briton and Brittany, where you will meet new friends and terrifying foes. Born in Bath, England, Mary… read more
I have the pleasure of interviewing fellow Australian, Lauren Chater, today. I’ve known Lauren for some time and am very proud of her success with her debut novel, The Lace Weavers. Lauren writes fiction with a particular focus on women’s stories. After working for many years in a variety of media roles, she turned her passion for reading and research… read more