Nicky Moxey

About me

I’m a dyed-in-the-wool amateur historian/archaeologist, liable to be found any dry day field-walking or metal detecting, and on wet days, in an archive.
Reading a field like a book, line by line, century by century, gives me a deep feeling for the settings for my stories and novels. Taking a dry, partial framework for someone’s life from the archive and trying to animate it with context, meaning, and purpose fills me with pleasure.

From my website

Review – WHERE THE RIVER PARTS

This review first appeared on the Historical Novel Society’s website. Radhika Swarup, Sandstone Press, 2016, £8.99, pb, 307pp, 9781910124765 It’s 1947. Teenagers Asha and her friend Nargis are oblivious to the upheavals taking place on the wider stage, as India draws closer to Independence, and the creation of Pakistan. Radhika Swarup…

Review – CULLODEN

This review first appeared on the Historical Novel Society’s webpage. Trevor Royle, Little, Brown, 2016, £25, hb, 409pp, 9781408704011 My brother-in-law is a mild-mannered man, who wore a grey suit every day to work. We’d go on weekend outings around lowland Scotland, ending in a cosy pub. At Culloden Moor, though,…

Review – THE GREEN COUNT

This review first appeared on the Historical Novel Society’s website. Christian Cameron, Orion Books, 2017,, pb, 475pp, 9781409172796 This book continues the tale of William Gold, whom we first meet in The Ill-made Knight and The Long Sword. To date, Will’s career has taken him from impoverished squire, to being…

 
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