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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

Reminder: Call for #submissions to #RichardIII anthology! #ShortStories #HistFic

The deadline for submissions to the new Ricardian anthology, ‘Right Trusty and Well Beloved…’ may be a full two months away, but entries are already coming in – and the standard looks to be very high indeed. Thank you to … Continue reading

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A special batch of #BookReviews!

What a fantastic surprise in the post this weekend! The first reviews of The Order of the White Boar from the Grange Technology College KS3 reading group. They certainly seem to have enjoyed reading it – in many cases, their first … Continue reading

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‘Not quite Route 66’: the Great North Road & #RichardIII

My latest blog for Authors Electric – the joys of the Great North Road and its links to King Richard III: “In a few days’ time, I’ll be setting off southwards for a few days with family. Having been born … Continue reading

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Christine de Pizan – a small cameo! #amwriting #SnippetSunday #KingInWaiting

The following article about a Christine de Pizan illuminated manuscript reminded me of a moment in my work in progress, so, as it’s #SnippetSunday I thought I might share a little with you… http://www.medievalists.net/2019/03/15th-century-christine-de-pizan-manuscript-acquired-by-the-university-of-toronto/ “A week or so later, Alys … Continue reading

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World Book Day 2019

On Thursday 7th March it’s World Book Day – that special day when people all over the globe celebrate books and reading (and perhaps also writing). And UK primary schools in particular encourage students to come in dressed as their … Continue reading

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York launch for #RichardIII charity anthology ‘Grant Me the Carving of My Name’

Hot on the heels of my call for submissions to the second anthology of short fiction inspired by King Richard III, Right Trusty and Well Beloved…,  I’m delighted to announce that the first anthology, Grant Me the Carving of My Name, will be … Continue reading

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Call for submissions to new #RichardIII anthology!

Following the success of Grant Me the Carving of My Name, the first anthology of short fiction inspired by King Richard III sold in support of Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK), I’m pleased to announce plans for a second anthology. Many people … Continue reading

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