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Tag: lloyd shepherd

Historical Fiction

Savage Magic

Savage Magic does stand alone as a novel, but if you were intending to read the earlier Horton books, there might be tiny little spoilers in the pages. Abigailโ€™s situation also refers directly to an event at the end of…

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Q+A with Lloyd Shepherd

Lloyd Shepherd, author of The English Monster and The Poisoned Island, has stopped by the blog to answer some of my questions on the themes, places and history of his latest book (out now in hardback and ebook formats). Author…

Historical Fiction

The Poisoned Island

The Solander docks in London laden with botanical specimens gathered for Tahiti. Sponsored by Sir Joseph Banks, the voyage was a successful endeavour to bring back the islandโ€™s hidden treasures to Kew and the Royal Society. When Charles Horton of…