Laura Purcell

About me

Author of the ‘Georgian Queens’ series of novels about the Hanoverian monarchs.

From my website

The Author

Happy Halloween! As a holiday treat, I thought I would share a spooky short story with you. I don’t think I’m very good at short stories, but I keep trying! This one, titled The Author, was written in response to The Stylist/Virago’s Daphne Du Maurier short story competition. Du Maurier…


By Concord – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,   Those of you who follow me on Twitter will know that I have some very good news to share! After a few months’ hard work with my agent on a new draft of The Silent Companions, we went out to to…


I’ve been thinking about prologues recently – a topic that often arises in discussions about historical fiction. Are they useful? Do they just get in the way? Personally, I never start out writing a prologue. I often add them further down the line when I start to worry my starting…

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