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 so far one historical novel, ‘Freedom’s Pilgrim’ published on Amazon Kindle(see my blog)

From my website

Meet Jo McMillan

Today my interview is with Jo McMillan, author of Motherland, part novel, part memoir of a teenage girl’s experience of late stage Communism in the English West Midlands and East Germany.  It is strikingly different to most of the historical novels I review, as you will see if you look on…

The Call of the Sea

This is the  theme for the Open Short Story Competition to be launched by Cheltenham Writers’  Circle in the New Year.  We are timing it to coincide with the hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Jutland, the  last great sea battle in which rival fleets hammered it out with heavy…

Snow on their Boots

Among the pages on this blog you will find another short story, titled ‘Trainspotters’, written for Cheltenham Writers’ Circle as part of our commemoration of the First World War.  It is not about the trenches but concerns a strange episode on the Home Front. In September 1914 a rumour swept…

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