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Barbara G. Denvil
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Minimalism In Word and Deed
A Advice is not a four letter word. We all like to give it, and we are often keen to search it out and follow the advice of others when we lack confidence ourselves. But as an author I have become more and more dubious regarding advice so frequently given o...
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Pollution And Privies: Medieval Delights
The question of hygiene in past eras is a
fascinating one. It is a subject which seems to invite a feast of different assumptions
– and I have heard everything from “They were filthy – never washed because the
church said it was sinful – and stank the place...
The question of hygiene in past eras is a fascinating one. It is a subject which seems to invite a feast of different assumptions – and I have heard everything from “They were filthy – never washed because the church said it ...
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I hope you enjoy this article.
Very little reliable documentary evidence survives from the Middle Ages. The life and times of Richard III therefore remain a period of frustration and fascination for historians, scholars and interested amateurs alike. So wh...
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My latest article...
Not far from me soar the unexpected battlements of a small castle. Standing in the neat pastoral greenery of the Australian countryside, it is fairly easy to spot that this is a modern replica. Sadly there are not many genuin...
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Parts 1 and 2 of my 3 part article "Sex, Romance, and Medieval Misinformation " is now available on my blog I hope you enjoy it!

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Free download of Sumerford's Autumn and Fair Weather! I just want to make you aware that for 24 hours beginning at midnight tonight California time you can download a free copy of both Fair Weather and Sumerford's Autumn from Amazon. If you enjoy either book, I hope you'll take a moment to post a favorable review on Amazon.
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The Same Door
I am standing alone. Except for the shadows, the room is empty: Dark and
sinister, they billow around me like heavy curtains in a silent wind. I am
lost, the emptiness both within and without. But I cling to hope. My hope is a doorway which stands before me...
I am standing alone. Except for the shadows, the room is empty: Dark and sinister, they billow around me like heavy curtains in a silent wind. I am lost, the emptiness both within and without. But I cling to hope. My hop...
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Is History All Around Us?
History is, quite simply, what we of the
present time can make of past times. Yet time, they say, is an illusion. Those who know more about physics than I
do, also say that time and space are the same thing. Space and Space-time are certainly
overlapping di...
History is, quite simply, what we of the present time can make of past times. Yet time, they say, is an illusion. Those who know more about physics than I do, also say that time and space are the same thing. Space and Sp...
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New article on my blog on historical truths....
Authors of fiction have to look for the drama, and invariably choose to dramatize the ordinary. It’s the necessary ingredient for fiction. After all, we mustn’t bore our readers, and a dull book is unlikely to sell. Everyday ...
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Check out my latest blog post "Inspiration: The Wings of the Mind"  which deals with the topic of where I draw the ideas for my novels.
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Regarding my third book  SUMERFORD'S AUTUMN: Why is it that even the greatest benefits invariably bring disadvantages in their wake?

Indeed, no one may have noticed, but my latest historical fiction adventure – SUMERFORD’S AUTUMN – is no longer available for download from Amazon or any other online e-book store. I was forced to remove it from sale recently, though I admit I was sorry to do so. I have received a certain amount of success for this book, some excellent reviews and an enormous amount of kind support from online groups, author friends, and many others. I should like to thank everyone very much indeed for this support – it has helped me enormously in the past

But now SUMERFORD’S AUTUMN has been accepted for traditional publication (hard copy plus e-book) and will be brought onto the market in approximately June. The publisher – one of the major houses – has been enthusiastic and highly complementary, so I am delighted. I am most certainly not complaining. However, in the meantime it has naturally meant asking me to remove my own self-published copy from Amazon to leave the rights free for the publisher to republish to coincide with the hard copy release.
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I just posted a new article on my blog which deals with the question of the difficulty of classifying certain types of fiction. What do you call it when it's not straight SF, horror, romance, murder, historical or whatever? My novel FAIR WEATHER seems to be one that defies easy placement in a typical publishing category. What do you think?
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Born in England, I grew up amongst artists and authors and started writing at a young age. I published numerous short stories and articles, and worked as an editor, book critic and reader for publishers and television companies. My first marriage produced my three lovely daughters but ended with the death of my husband.

Many adventures later, I met an Italian, fell in love, and spent 16 glorious years with him exploring Europe and sailing the Mediterranean. When he died I needed a place of solace, came to live in rural Australia, and began writing full length novels for the first time. My solace has now become my passion.
 
With a delight in medieval history dating back to my youth, I now began to research the wicked King Richard III, but quickly discovered the fascination of looking past Tudor propaganda to discover the real man. I now write principally on this era, setting my fiction in 15th century England. 

I also write fantasy, though this tends to be dark and adult, not fitting the mould of those fantasy genres popular today. No elves, fairies, vampires or evil wizards attempting to overthrow the empire.
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Barbara Gaskell Denvil: By Way Of Introduction
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My first foray into online blogging! And I thought perhaps an introduction to who I am and what I do would be instructive. Born in England,