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About alexmarchantblog

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

First author event of the year! Done and dusted (with a sprinkling of snow….)

I’ve just returned from a lovely trip to Barnard Castle, one of King Richard’s favourite homes. I was invited by the Northern Dales Richard III Group to come along to their monthly meeting and read my short story ‘The Beast … Continue reading

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Barnet Medieval Festival – a review – and preview?

Where does an aspiring Ricardian author go to sell books? Medieval festivals of course, among a variety of other events. And what was my first such festival? Funnily enough, it was at the site of King Richard’s first battle… And … Continue reading

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‘An author’s inspiration’, Or ‘Acting on Impulse – look where it gets you’!

The wonderful Mary Anne Yarde has yet again allowed me the chance to chat on her fantastic blog – this time about how our charity anthology Grant Me the Carving of My Name came about. Many thanks Mary Anne! 😃 … Continue reading

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My latest blog post for @AuthorsElectric (with a fantastic image (c) @EllieFP)

The latest in my regular blog posts for Authors Electric. Something a little different – not about Richard III or historical fiction but nodding at a relatively new genre – climate fiction or cli-fi. Little did I know when I … Continue reading

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2019 kicks off… with some upcoming events

2019 gets off to an exciting start! First up, I’m featured author this week (13-20th January) on The Historical Fiction Book Club on Facebook (thank you DK Marley) (https://www.facebook.com/groups/historicalfictionbookclub/) As it’s a ‘private’ group, if you’re not already a member, you … Continue reading

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Another fabulous 5* review for ‘The King’s Man’! “I would highly recommend this as an excellent read”

As a newish author, checking your books on Amazon or GoodReads and finding your review counter has inched up again is always exciting – and especially so when you discover this sort of review waiting for you! Another fantastic 5* … Continue reading

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A Discovering Diamonds review for ‘The King’s Man’!

Continuing my current habit of missing all sorts of happenings, I’m delighted to announce (somewhat belatedly) that The King’s Man has received a Discovering Diamonds review. 💎 “Although a young adult novel this is an engaging read for adults… who want a … Continue reading

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