James Bicheno

About me

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!

From my website


Yes, my friends, you’re eyes do not deceive you! Thor’s hammer has swung and knocked some of the price off the electronic copy of In the Shadow of the Gods. That’s nice of him, just in time for the Bank Holiday and that! How long will this dream offer last? Only…

The Punked Tale of the Entrenched Longitude Anniversary in Glorious Technicolour (Otherwise Known as A Day Out in London)

Had a week off from the Day Job these last few days and spent one of those in London. First stop was the National Maritime Museum for the Ships, Clocks and Stars Exhibition (http://www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/events/ships-clocks-stars) which marks the three hundred anniversary of John Harrison developing his timepiece that solved the problem…

Read Through History July 2014

This month has been a busy one. I have been to Stonehenge and Amsterdam while putting the finishing touches to The Lenin Plots and editing some short stories for an upcoming competition. Still, I’m now in the Middle Ages with the Read Through History. 1) Hawk Quest by Robert Lyndon.…

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