James Bicheno

About me

James Bicheno is a writer of historical fiction and poetry and has dabbled in microfiction, short stories and scriptwriting. He has a BA (Hons) in History, an Undergraduate Diploma in Literature and Creative Writing and an MA in Creative Writing.

James has written two novels, one is the beginning of a series set during the Viking Age and the second is a stand-alone book set shortly after the Russian Revolution. He is currently seeking representation while he is writing his third novel, set in an alternative history.

James keeps a blog and is currently doing a ‘Read Through History.’ Check it out to see what it’s all about!

From my website

Weekend in London

This weekend I’ve┬ádone a Great Run that was fun in Newham (say it a certain way and it rhymes). Seriously, though, it was a great day and well done to the organisers and volunteers that made it all run smoothly. The day before I went to some exhibitions around London.…


No I’ve not been playing chess. A couple of weeks ago I went to Warwickshire for the weekend to go around some castles and visit the local area. A huge chunk of the alternative history novel I’ve been writing is set in this neck of the woods so I thought…

The Tower of London

Every castle or old building has a set of stories to tell. Stories about who was there, kings, queens, soldiers, workers, spies. Stories about what went on, marriages, murders, plots and imprisonments. These take the forms of records that have been kept, names and dates scratched into the walls, of…

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