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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

#HistoryWritersDay on Twitter! 27-28 November

Calling all history lovers! There’s a great weekend happening on Twitter, 27-28 November #historywritersday will be running both days, with more than 250 authors, publishers and bookshops advertising their wares, using this hashtag. All aspects of historical writing feature including … Continue reading

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Book signing at King Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester

I’m excited to announce that this coming Saturday, 23 October, I will be once more visiting the King Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester, built at the site of the king’s grave and aimed at telling his story. The Centre, … Continue reading

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99p/99c bargains on books 1 & 2 of ‘The Order of the White Boar’!

Tomorrow I’ll be celebrating the launch of King in Waiting, continuing the story of the life and legacy of King Richard III through the eyes of the Order of the White Boar 🐗 Why not join my special guests, Nicola … Continue reading

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A third special guest for the launch of ‘King in Waiting’…

My third special guest for Sunday’s online launch of King in Waiting is another historical novelist who likely needs no introduction, especially among Ricardians. Janet Reedman is another bestselling author, known particularly for several novels inspired by King Richard, especially … Continue reading

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Another very special guest for the launch of ‘King in Waiting’…

Today I’m delighted to introduce the second of my fabulous special guests for Sunday’s launch of King in Waiting, although, again, it’s unlikely she’ll need much introduction! Nicola Cornick is of course an international bestselling author of books in a … Continue reading

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My first very special guest for launch of ‘King in Waiting’…

With just a few days to go until the virtual launch of King in Waiting, next Sunday 26 September between 3 and 6 pm BST, I’m delighted to introduce the first of my guests. Not that he needs much of … Continue reading

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Virtual launch for ‘King in Waiting’

I’m pleased to announce that next Sunday, 26th September, between 3 and 6 pm BST, I will be hosting an online launch party on Facebook to celebrate publication (at long last!) of King in Waiting. I’ll be welcoming some very … Continue reading

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‘King in Waiting’ – Out today! #PublicationDay

*NEW* King in Waiting – out today! Continuing the adventures of the Order of the White Boar… It’s 1486 King Richard III has been betrayed and killed Victorious Henry Tudor sits uneasily on the throne of England Richard’s loyal friend, … Continue reading

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One day to go … #KinginWaiting #PublicationDay

“‘Roger will be here soon. Tomorrow perhaps. And then the Order of the White Boar shall be together again…’ Alys’s face had shone with pleasure – pleasure I had also not seen in so very long. Not since … when? … Continue reading

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‘Master of Battle’ – guest post & extract from Stuart Rudge, author of ‘Legend of the Cid’

Breaking up my inexorable daily countdown to publication of King in Waiting, I’m delighted to welcome on to my blog again today Stuart Rudge, who has just released the fourth novel in his ‘Legend of the Cid’ series about legendary … Continue reading

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