Tim Vicary

About me

Tim Vicary is an author and teacher at the University of York,England. He has published four historical novels set in different periods of English history. He has also written three legal thrillers in the ‘Trials of Sarah Newby’ series, as well as textbooks and over twenty graded graded readers for foreign learners of English, published by Oxford University Press. Several of his books have won awards. He and his wife live in the English countryside near the historic city of York with their horses, dogs and other animals.

From my website

Free Audiobook Competition – Sarah Newby Quiz

I would like to invite all readers of Sarah Newby books to enter this simple quiz. Get all the answers right, and I will send you a code for a free audiobook. Start now! The Trials of Sarah Newby – Quiz   How old was Sarah when she first became…

What’s the point of audiobooks?

Five months is much too long. It must be. But that’s what it took me to edit my second audiobook, A Fatal Verdict, beautifully read (in my opinion) by Susan Edmonds. Why did it take so long? Part of it’s the fear of getting something wrong, I suppose. I’m not a…

Why did Ross Poldark marry Demelza – and she him?

This question goes to the heart of why Poldark is such a hugely successful series. All novels are about love, but very few are about marriage. In one way, it’s a simple Cinderella story. Demelza is a classic waif – a barefoot ragged urchin rescued from a dusty squabble over…

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