Edward James

About me

Edward is a Review Editor for Historical Novels Review. He lives in Cheltenham where he retired after a varied career, including being an official of the EU Commission in Brussels and advising several governments on the reform of their social welfare systems. He has published 3 non-fiction books and so far one historical novel, ‘Freedom’s Pilgrim’ published on Amazon Kindle(see my blog)

From my website


Did America have concentration camps in World War II?  Some Japanese evidently thought so, for they built a memorial to one at Crystal City in Texas. To read more about this go to the Historical Novel Society website and see my feature article on Jan Russell’s book ‘The Train to…

World Book Night

Tomorrow is World Book Night and as usual I will be among the 10,000 ‘givers’.  My title is ‘Queen’s Gambit’ by Elizabeth Freemantle, based on the life of Katherine Parr, Henry VIII’s last wife.

Kobo Silverwood Competition

The short list of 8 has now been whittled down to 3.  Sadly there is no third prize, so somebody is going to leave empty-handed.

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