the irony of all this is that Amazon are constantly pestering me to post reviews of the books I purchase there! In that instance they don’t seem to care that the author might have reviewed one of my books in the past. Continue reading Indicted by the Goodreads Police
None [of the real characters in this book] is able fully to satisfy his dreams. Each seeks something more. Ryan argues that this is in the nature of humanity; of all life. Continue reading Dreams that Turn to Dust
For someone pursuing the history of Stradbally it is pertinent that these five were close neighbours. Continue reading Not all the Tudor ‘Planters’ in Laois were Protestants.
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Today’s team review is from Frank, you can find out more about Frank here https://franklparker.com/ Frank has been reading The Bird That Sang In Color by Grace Mattioli What is the secret of happiness? According… Continue reading Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT #LiteraryFiction THE BIRD THAT SANG IN COLOR by Grace Mattioli @fixion4change
I knew mine were not always quite right, but couldn’t be bothered to do anything about it. And then I read this from Karen over on Booker Talk. One thing I discovered is that reblogs default to ‘uncategorised’. I’ve reallocated … Continue reading Are Your Categories Making Sense?
I can see lots of material here for another novel rooted in Irish history. ‘The Planter’s Wife’ suggests itself as an obvious title, but I have a great deal of reading and research to do before I commence writing. Continue reading Elizabeth Palmer: The Planter’s Wife?
My initial research into the subject led to an increase in the frequency of posts on the blog as the year’s end drew near. Continue reading 2020: The Year in First Lines
The descendent of a man who built his home from the ruins of a Roman Catholic religious house was instrumental in the expansion of another branch of Russian Orthodox Christianity in Ireland. Continue reading The Pale, a Musical Picnic, a Pigsty and the Complex History of Religion in Ireland.
The available biographies of each of her husbands (other than Cosby) indicate she was the fourth daughter. . . a much more plausible scenario than any suggestion that she, or any of Lord Edward’s daughters, was ever married to Francis Cosby. Continue reading Who Really Was Francis Cosby’s Wife?