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

Auto de Fe

Today we recoil at the idea of public executions, but imagine a public holiday called to  celebrate a mass condemnation and sentencing of scores of prisoners, culminating in a series of executions by burning at the stake.  This was an Auto de Fe, an ‘Act of Faith’ organised by the…

The Wall – A Novel

‘A novel like few others’.  My review of A G Adler’s holocaust novel is now posted on the Historical Novel Society website at historicalnovelsociety.org/the-wall-by-h-g-adler-now-available-in-english/

England’s Homer

Not long ago the author Judith Starkston (Hand of Fire, Fireship Press) kindly invited me to contribute a guest contribution to her blog.  It was a piece about Richard Hakluyt, the Elizabethan chronicler who inspired me to write my series of novels based on stories in his book Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques…

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