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Nicola Cornick
I write Regency historicals for Harlequin HQN Books and also work as a historian
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The Kelly Bowen books sound fun, Vivki! I will look out for those too!
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Yes! I love that too, Diane. It always hooks me into a series.
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Thank you for the great recommendations, MJ! I haven't read Kristen Callihan and will look out for that series.
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I didn't know that, Sue. That's fascinating!
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I'm so glad you've discovered Carola Dunn and are enjoying her books, Karin! My favourite sort of historical fiction is where I enjoy the story but also learn lots in the process.
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We will definitely have to do a blog about different styles of reading. It's very interesting.
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Thanks, Elisabeth! I will look out for Beauty on the strength of your recommendation. Always great to discover something new and special!
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What a fabulous mix of books, Janice! I turn to my vintage Regencies frequently. I'd heard about the Roger Moore autobiography. He is a terrific raconteur!
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Hi Sonya! Like you I've loved Lisa Kleypas's historicals for years and recently started reading her contemporaries too. I haven't read Brown-Eyed Girl yet, though, and will add that to my list.
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Nicola here, introducing the July What We're Reading. We all love this feature as we get so many wonderful book recommendations as a result. We hope you enjoy it too. If, like me, you're going away in a few weeks time and are looking for the next read to take with you, or if you have already been indulging in some holiday reading, this is the place to share! Joanna: Only one book to recommend this month. It's been a busy time altogether. The RWA National Conference was a mad, lovely, exciting week. The rest of July was spent madly... Continue reading
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What an interesting post! I only realised the significance of medallions relatively recently when I was researching a book about Elizabeth, the Winter Queen, set in the 17th century. She was considered to be a heroine of the Protestant cause in Europe at the time and had many medallions struck to rally support and use as propaganda. Fascinating stuff.
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Thank you - and for the wonderful and inspiring talk! Yes, the Novo Cemetery would be an excellent element in a book. I'll look forward to it!
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Thanks for a lovely blog piece, Pat! I believe Cornwall also counts itself as a "Celtic nation" and part of that culture, which of course links back to Arthur -and Merlin. I had a thoroughly wonderful trip to Ireland a few years back and also love visiting Wales. I need to spend more time finding out about the Celtic influence in Spain and Portugal.
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Thank you so much, Sue. What a great compliment! I am hugely impressed that you have been attending SF conventions for so long but commiserations on missing SK!
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Thanks for dropping in, Anita. Your blogs are great- so informative and helpful. It was lovely to catch up with you at the conference!
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Thanks, Helen! As a writer it is always so great to meet readers in person. And of course I'm a reader too so I can do my fan thing when I meet some of my favourites!
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Thanks, Anne! It would be so much fun if you could get to RNA! I thought it would be better to signpost people to some of the other sites as there was so much good stuff- much more than I could summarise!
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Isn't it great, Anne? I did the same at RNA. Can't wait for the next WWR when I plan to share some recommendations. I love discovering new to me authors!
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Nicola here, fresh back from this year’s UK Romantic Novelists’ Association Conference. I love the RNA’s annual conference and this one, held in London, was very popular, very successful and a wonderful way of meeting new writing friends and catching up with old ones. In conference terms the RNA Is fairly small and this year we were staying at Queen Mary University, situated in the east end of London. QMU as it is known has roots stretching back to the founding of the London Hospital Medical College in 1785. In more recent times it was merged with the university college... Continue reading
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Thank you very much for all the wonderful comments and hero recommendations, and thank you to Annie and Sarah and Louise for visiting the Word Wenches and for such a great blog!
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Nicola here! Today it is my very great pleasure to welcome to the Word Wenches three fabulous Regency authors who have collaborated on a trilogy to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Louise Allen, Annie Burrows and Sarah Mallory are the best selling authors who have joined together to write linked books to celebrate the heroes who fought and the women they loved. The trilogy is based on the real-life story of the artillery unit led by Captain Mercer who held one of the most hotly contested sections of the British line, and the love stories unfold... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Word Wenches
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Nicola here. Today I’m talking about wild animals and getting writing inspiration in the most unlikely places. A few weeks ago I went on holiday to Namibia in South West Africa. When I’m travelling I almost always end up wanting to write a book that involves some element of the place I’ve visited whether it be Scotland, the Arctic or the Sea of Cortes (still working on that pirate book!) However with Namibia I really didn’t expect to feel that way. This was going to be a holiday, pure and simple. Except of course that you can’t keep a writer’s... Continue reading
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Thanks, Cara! Yes, they were fun to watch in the wild. They are very wary of humans (understandably when you think what happened to them!) so will run away very quickly if approached! I love the caricatures of plumes in Regency fashion but I know I couldn't carry it off myself!
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Thank you, Anne! I'm so pleased you like the blog piece. I read that ostrich leather is the strongest leather there is so whether it was appropriate for gloves (or boots!) I'll have to check! As you know, I love your pink feather boa and you wear it very well - not everyone can carry off feathers with aplomb, I think!
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Thank you for the link, Georgie. I love the article and she sounded to be an extraordinary woman, but what a terrible accident. It does illustrate perfectly the dangers of huge feathers!
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