Dianne Ascroft

About me

Dianne Ascroft is a Canadian who particularly enjoys historical fiction set in Ireland and Scotland. She lives in rural Northern Ireland with her husband and several strong willed pets.

Her first novel, Hitler and Mars Bars, explores Operation Shamrock, a little known incident in Irish history. She co-edits The Fermanagh Miscellany and also contributed to the local history, The Brookeborough Story, and the fiction collections Foreign Flavours and Tuesdays at Charlie’s. Her articles and short stories have been printed in Canadian and Irish magazines and newspapers.

Dianne is a member of the Historical Novel Society, Fermanagh Authors’ Association and the Fermanagh Writers. She is the contact person for the HNS Irish branch.

From my website

Thoughts on Becoming Lin

Many of the books I feature on Ascroft, eh? are set in past centuries. So, for a bit of variety, I’m moving forward into living memory (mine anyway!) to review Becoming Lin by Tricia Dower. I’ve just finished reading the book so I’m jotting down my thoughts while it’s still…

Dunkirk is Coming: Signed Print WWII Novels To Win

Are you ready for Dunkirk? I’m not just talking about Christopher Nolan’s upcoming summer blockbuster movie. Beyond the major motion picture, there is Dunkirk Week WWII Epic Novel Sale – more than 40 WWII novels all at reduced price (.99 cents) for one week. The sale runs 21-27 July. There…

Last Saturday in Belfast

It’s been a hectic week: plugging away to meet a writing deadline, the usual work and chores, and baling hay. I spent a couple evenings helping to bring in hay bales at the beginning of the week which left me with little time for anything else those evenings and aches…

 
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