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 Dream is Launched

The official launch  of The Frozen Dream took place last night (19 November) at The Suffolk Anthology bookshop in Cheltenham.  It was a great party and I am grateful to Helene Hewitt, the bookshop owner, for hosting the event in such a congenial  venue. All the books on display were…

Young and Alone in London and Sussex

Another little piece of autobiography from sixty years ago.  It describes my first Long Vacation as a university student, as a mail order clerk in Soho, a fast-food waiter in Westminster and a language teacher in Sussex – a glimpse of low paid life in England in the mid-20th century.…

Now Is The Time

I was recently fortunate enough to interview Melvyn Bragg on behalf of the Historical Novel Society about his new book Now is the Time, a novel of The Peasants Revolt.  Melvyn and I were students at Wadham together, although it is many years since we met. Melvyn will be a keynote…

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