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  • The Silk Factory

    The Silk Factory – Ghosts and History.  With the new design of our journal, we decided it would be interesting to host blog posts by other writers.  This is our first – from the magnificently talented Judith Alnatt, whose book, “The Silk Factory’, has just come out. When a friend told me that she was […]

  • Into the Fire: Feedback so far

    Praise for Into the Fire ‘Into the Fire is a wonderful blend of fast and furious action, bravura storytelling, a palpable sense of place — Orléans past and present — and a whodunnit that will keep you guessing until the final pages.  Fabulous.’   Kate Mosse Into the Fire is a remarkable achievement. The dual narrative structure […]

  • kane3

    ‘Into the Fire is […] so evocative. It’s filthy-nailed, sweat- stained, blood-drenched, gut-wrenching, tear-inducing, passion-wrenching. It’s everything I want a book to be.’

  • senior

    ‘Comparisons to Dan Brown will be inevitable; here we have a modern murder with its roots in a historical mystery. But Into the Fire is in a class of its own – a beautifully written, clever page-turner of a book.’

  • taylor

    ‘Into The Fire is Manda Scott’s best book yet, which is saying a great deal. It’s not just a crackingly good thriller and a ground-breaking historical novel. It also changes the way we think about a key episode in history’

  • kane2

    ‘If there’s one book you go out and buy this year, make it Into the Fire. It’s a stormer of a read. Six stars out of five’

  • kane

    ‘Into the Fire is in a word, magnificent. Page turning. Visceral. Mesmerising… and as good as the finest historical fiction that’s out there.’

  • mosse

    ‘Into the Fire is a wonderful blend of fast and furious action, bravura storytelling, a palpable sense of place – Orléans past and present – and a whodunnit that will keep you guessing until the final pages.  Fabulous.’