Laura Purcell

About me

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

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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…

The Silent Companions

It’s been a busy few months on the writing front! You may remember that around Christmas time I shared some links to websites about ‘silent companions’ – historical dummy boards used as tricks of the eye. Since about September 2014 I’ve been working on a ghost story involving these creepy…

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