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 by Endeavour Press and ‘The Frozen Dream’ published by Silverwood Books.

From my website

Roman Day and Happy Returns

Last week the members of Charlton Kings and Leckhampton local history societies had a Roman Day, which I organised on their behalf, visiting Chedworth Villa in the morning and going on to the Corinium Museum in Cirencester in the afternoon.  It was also the fortieth birthday of the Charlton Kings…


I have been a review editor for Historical Novels Review, the journal of the Historical Novel Society, for ten years now.  There are five UK reviewers and four in the USA.  Each of us co-ordinates a team of a dozen or more reviewers; I and my team handle about 15…

Disputed Paradise

Istria, at the ‘top end’ of the Adriatic is a beautiful country which has changed hands five times in the last one hundred years (Austria, Italy, Germany, Yugoslavia and Croatia) with a short Anglo-American occupation thrown in (1945-7).  We stayed at Opatija, a smart resort built to cater for the…

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