James Bicheno is a writer of historical fiction and poetry and has dabbled in microfiction, short stories and scriptwriting. He has a BA (Hons) in History, an Undergraduate Diploma in Literature and Creative Writing and an MA in Creative Writing.
James has written two novels, one is the beginning of a series set during the Viking Age and the second is a stand-alone book set shortly after the Russian Revolution. He is currently seeking representation while he is writing his third novel, set in an alternative history.
James keeps a blog and is currently doing a ‘Read Through History.’ Check it out to see what it’s all about!
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This month, with lots of train travel around the South East, let me plough through into the time of the Norman Conquest. 1) The Last Viking by Berwick Coates. A novel about the Battle of Stamford Bridge. 2) All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. The classic tale of…
(This is being written to the fine music from the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Electric Ladyland Album. Listen to the ’1983′ track in particular while reading this.) Well the Portsmouth Festivities are in full-swing down in the South with something for everyone: http://www.portsmouthfestivities.co.uk/ and this weekend some of my scribbling compadres conjured up something…
Here’s what I’ve read in May! 1) Macbeth by A. Hartley, D. Hewson and A. Cumming. This is Shakespeare’s play rewritten as a novel. Like the play, this is not an account of the life of the real Macbeth (read Nigel Tranter’s book Macbeth the King if you want something like that.) This…