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)

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Meet Judith Starkston

My guest author this month is Judith Starkston, whose book Hand of Fire you will find reviewed elsewhere on this blog (Book reviews:Hand of Fire).  Judith has re-told the story of Briseis, the princess who was captured by Achilles in the Trojan War and who was the  cause of his quarrel…

Book Reviews: Hand of Fire

My book review today is Hand of Fire by Judith Starkston, a retelling of the story of Briseis, the slave girl who caused the quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon in the Iliad. It takes a bold author to tread in the footsteps of Homer, but Judith has trod there and gives us…

Crossword Triumph

I’ve at last won a crossword competition – the cryptic crossword in The Literary Review (I recommend it) and what better prize for a resident of Gloucestershire than the trilogy of Laurie Lee’s three great books, published by Penguin under the title ‘Red Sky at Sunrise’.

 
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