I do like a good short list – and this looks like it is one!
Clamour and Mischief, which includes my Ricardian short story ‘Watchers’ – has been shortlisted for Australia’s ‘premier speculative fiction awards’, the 2022 Aurealis Awards
If you haven’t yet read the collection, why not take a look? You’ll find a host of wonderful short stories all based around the clever, mischievous, cunning world of the family Corvidae – crows, rooks, ravens, jackdaws, magpies – and of course, hooded crows.
‘Watchers’ asks what happened to a certain Francis Lovell in the years after King Richard’s death, and is shown through the eyes of those who watch and wait above the battlefield. And for anyone who enjoys a little Irish folklore, there may be an unexpected connection…
Hopefully a few more readers will be spurred to question the traditional history of King Richard… as well as enjoy all the other stories
Do let me know what you think if you read it.
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 a third in the sequence, King in Waiting, which continues the adventures of the young members of the Order in the following years. A fourth book, Sons of York, was published in June 2022 and offers a ‘plausible theory’ for the fate of the ‘Princes in the Tower’.
Alex is also editor of Grant Me the Carving of My Name and Right Trusty and Well Beloved…, two anthologies of short fiction inspired by King Richard, sold in support of Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK).
Alex has also published a standalone timeslip novel for readers aged 10+, Time out of Time, relating the adventures of Allie Turner through a doorway into history found under layers of old wallpaper at ancient Priory Farm.
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Many many congratulations!!! Well Done! X O 🥰🥰💞