Some great #HistoricalFiction coming your way! King Arthur, El Cid, VE Day…

Periodically I apologize for neglecting this blog, and that’s usually followed by a little flurry of activity before a further period of neglect… Perhaps this apology and flurry will be the start of something more sustained. I hope so, because I’ve some exciting guest posts coming your way over the next few weeks.

I’ve often said that, since publishing my first novel, I’ve found the writing community to be incredibly supportive, and I try my best to support my fellow authors in turn. One of the most supportive people I’ve come across in the past couple of years is Mary Anne Yarde, and I’m absolutely delighted to say that Mary Anne will be a guest of honour on my blog tomorrow as part of her blog tour promoting her new release, The Du Lac Curse, Book 5 in her Du Lac Chronicles.

If you enjoy historical fiction, perhaps with a little fantasy thrown in, or simply the treasure trove that is Arthurian legend, Mary Anne’s fiction is for you. And tomorrow, her guest post comes rather close to home for me and my work…

The Coffee Pot Book Club copy

After Mary Anne, on 28th April I have another treat for you: an interview with new historical author Stuart Rudge. His debut novel, Rise of a Champion, is the first in a series about the legendary Spanish hero, El Cid. And if your knowledge of the Cid is based largely on Charlton Heston’s Hollywood epic (as sadly mine is), you’ll discover a fascinating other side to the history…

With the 75th anniversary of VE Day rapidly approaching, and sadly the curtailment of many if not most commemorations owing to the current global situation, you may be looking for some reading in tribute to those momentous events. Watch this space as I have a special interview lined up for 9th May…

In between times, there may also be a few more author readings from The Order of the White Boar and The King’s Man…

In the meantime, stay safe and stay well.


Alex Marchant is author of two books telling the story of the real King Richard III for children aged 10+, The Order of the White Boar and The King’s Man, and editor of Grant Me the Carving of My Name and Right Trusty and Well Beloved…, two anthologies of short fiction inspired by the king, sold in support of Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK). 

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A Ricardian since a teenager, and following stints as an archaeologist and in publishing, Alex now lives and works in King Richard’s own country, not far from his beloved York and Middleham
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