Who are the Highwaypersons? What are they like?

People have asked me about the main characters in my book Highwaypersons. It is hardly an unreasonable question and it is not one I should find difficult to answer. I invented these characters and I have been living with them for some time as I have written and...

What is your image of Queen Victoria?

Watching the current TV series about the young Queen Victoria has been caused me to think about her image. I have always thought of her as an old lady.  This series has reminded me of the fact that she was once young.  In fact, she was only 18 when she came to the...

Short story

I have written a short story Billy’s Escape about an incident mentioned briefly in Highwaypersons.  It gives a taste of the sort of thing in the book and introduces one of the highwaypersons, Billy Rhys. I am having a link put on the website, but if you...

How true to history is Highwaypersons?

People often wonder whether historical novels are too fictitious to be relied on for knowledge of history.  I think most historical novelists nowadays try to be true to the facts to a large extent.  We are not writing for the Golden Days of Hollywood. You do have to...

Is Highwaypersons expensive?

The price of a printed copy of Highwaypersons: Debts and Duties is GBP 9.75 but it will be only 2.25 on Kindle. The cost of a paper copy is more than that of a lot of comparable books.  The reason is that it is longer than most.  It is 429 pages and 113000 words....