Wednesday 9 July 2008

I've taken down the old movie trailer for A Place Beyond Courage and put up a new one that's copyright friendly and a bit more polished than the clunky first one. It really should have Placebo's Broken Promise as the theme music but the fees were a bit steep - £2,500,so I've used 'Fair Maiden' from Royalty Free music instead - a snip at about £15.00.

Saturday 5 July 2008

Grab a bargain!
Woman's Weekly in the UK (8th July edition) are offering a free copy of DAUGHTERS OF THE GRAIL to every reader, plus half price bargains on other historical novelists including Philippa Gregory.

Thursday 3 July 2008



I've started this section as a place to inform readers of breaking news, updates and general information about the novels. It serves a different purpose to my main blog Living The History, which contains more detailed articles and notes about the writing process. Url here:

The piece you're reading now is more about news flashes and quick-flick details.

I am currently the guest author at the Book Club Forum. So if you want to drop by and ask questions, please do so! You'll need to register, but it's free and they seem like a friendly bunch. Url here:
There's a chance to win a paperback set of my 3 Marshal novels, including the new paperback A Place Beyond Courage. Also a copy of The Time of Singing.

I'm delighted to say that THE TIME OF SINGING is now on its final proof read. I've been researching and taking a break in Norfolk and have returned to find the proofs waiting my attention. There are now 2 extracts posted at my extracts blog. url here:
It has a gorgeous new cover, which you can see on the extracts blog and also on my cover blog blog here:
The publication date is October 2nd in hardcover. They usually sell out fast as hardcover print runs are not large. I know many readers prefer to wait for the paperback, but just to make everyone aware that if a copy is needed for Christmas, do it sooner rather than later!

Trailer here:

Here I am with the dog at Castle Rising in Norfolk during the week of 7th - 14th June O8 while researching. The castle notice board said dogs had to be on leads. Didn't say that humans had to be attached!

A PLACE BEYOND COURAGE is published in paperback on October 16th. Sainsbury's supermarkets are keen to get behind it at the moment and it will be available from most bookstores and Also The Book Depository will supply it anywhere in the world, free of postage, so if you hale from the USA or Australia it's well worth checking this out. Url here:

I am currently working (when I can find the time she says!) on a new novel about William Marshal's eldest daughter, Mahelt, and her match with Hugh Bigod, eldest son of Roger Bigod and Ida de Tosney, stars of THE TIME OF SINGING.

I think that's all I need to say at the moment, but I'll update the page regularly with items that may be of use or interest to readers.

Back to the coalface!

Elizabeth C.