Ben Glynn was transformed into Viking warrior for Gina’s latest release, Viking Wolf, thanks to a Todmorden photographer, a hair stylist from Hebden Bridge and a saddlery in Sowerby Bridge. Viking Wolf is about the Vikings in Yorkshire during the late 9th and early 10th centuries. The book’s cover is a result of a collaboration… Continue reading Gina Dale brings Yorkshire team together for Viking Wolf cover shoot
Like many writers of historical fiction, I’ve often wondered what it would be like to meet the people in my novels and what questions I’d ask them if I could. Well, thanks to a bit of imagination and more than a dash of artistic licence, here’s an interview with Georges Feydeau - the bon vivant,… Continue reading Interview with Georges Feydeau
Drama Unfolds, the third book in the Brushstrokes Trilogy is set in the late 19th century. It’s embedded in the history of the time and the lives of Marie Ann - eldest daughter of celebrated artist Carolus-Duran - and her actor husband Georges Feydeau, this is a tale of love, loss, espionage - and women… Continue reading Pen Portrait of Feydeau
A selection of dresses, worn by Marie, designed by Charles Worth.
Charles could not believe his luck. He had not exactly been looking forward to a week’s work painting portraits of what he had assumed would be two spoilt, aristocratic French children. One of the reasons he had accepted the commission was that a ball was being held in honour of Henri’s 21st birthday and he… Continue reading Extract from Brushstrokes, chapter one