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

Cheltenham or Die!

It  is ten years now since I  moved to Cheltenham to beat the NHS post-code lottery.  I came here to save my life, to have an emergency operation for bowel cancer which probably would have been too late to save me if I had stayed in the part of England…

Escape to Elba

Just back from a week in Elba.  Went there to brush  up on my history of Napoleon but found it a wonderful island.  I’ve been to Italy a dozen times, why has it taken me so long to discover Elba?

Amazon Adventure

Just back from the Amazon – the river, not the website – so here are some pictures.   Picture one is ourselves trekking through the jungle to learn survival skills, two is the Manaus opera house, built in the middle of Amazonia during the 1890’s rubber boom, three is the…

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