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 two historical novels, ‘Freedom’s Pilgrim’ published on Amazon Kindle(see my blog) and ‘The Frozen Dream’ published by Silverwood Books and also available on Kobo.

From my website


The winners of The Cheltenham Prize, the short story competition organised by Cheltenham Writers’ Circle, were announced at the awards ceremony yesterday afternoon (9th October).  They are listed in cheltprize.wordpress.com The judge’s report and my report as organiser will be appearing  on the blog later this week.  Follow cheltprize for…

The Impossible Walk

I’ve decided to  start a third novel – which isn’t to say I will finish it.  So I’ve written the Prologue which you will find on this blog as a page titled THE IMPOSSIBLE WALK.  A lot of people write sequels to their previous novels and some people write prequels.…


The Battle of Hastings wasn’t fought at Hastings and William the Conqueror didn’t land here (the events took place at Battle and Pevensey respectively), but Hastings in Sussex does have history of its own which I discovered on a  recent visit.  Just east of the promenade and the funfairs lies…

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