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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

‘Another string to my bow?’ – my latest blog post for#AuthorsElectric

Here’s this month’s blog post for Authors Electric, with – unusually – not a word about Good King Richard III – and hardly one about writing… Why not take a look and see just what it is about…   … Continue reading

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Seven years ago today… the great reveal of King #RichardIII – and a great deal of inspiration!

Seven years ago today, the world held its breath as a press conference got underway in Leicester, a smallish city in the English Midlands. Well, I held my breath anyway, and from the reaction at the end, it appeared that … Continue reading

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Catching up …

Once again, I appear to have been neglecting my blog – having posted nothing here for more than a month, except for my Xmas day blog hop post and yesterday’s reblog from Jennifer Wilson. This is not the first time. … Continue reading

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Why Richard III is my wooden mouse…

Originally posted on Jennifer C. Wilson:
That was the title of my mini-introduction to my reading of a Kindred Spirits Short at the launch of the second Ricardian anthology, Right Trusty and Well Beloved, and I feel like elaborating in…

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Christmases with Richard Plantagenet, 1482-1485…

Welcome to the final post of the Historical Writers’ Forum Spectacular December Blog Hop – on Christmas Day itself, which should be the crowning glory… In one sense, perhaps, it could be seen as that, as at least the blog … Continue reading

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King Richard III and the book trade – revisited

Every now and again it’s pleasant to revisit a subject and today it’s the turn of King Richard III and his role in the book trade. This has been prompted by a chat I had yesterday in our local town … Continue reading

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“An Interview With Alex Marchant” by Esther Chilton

I meet some fantastic people at events around the country and back in the summer I was delighted to meet Esther Chilton, fellow author and editor, at the UK Indie Lit Fest in Bradford. We had a lovely chat about … Continue reading

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