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Sarah Louise
Joined Aug 18, 2014
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A Lion's Cub & A Lion's Heart
Updated Aug 29, 2017
PG
27
1962
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After a pardon from the King keeps Anne Boleyn's head firmly on her shoulders, she is exiled to the country to live no longer as Queen of England, but as the significantly less powerful, less influential and less wealthy Marquess of Pembroke.

As court life continues on without her, king Henry VIII moves on to his third, fourth, fifth and sixth wives, and Anne Boleyn deals with the effects of her almost-execution that left her suffering from trauma and turned the lives of her sister, daughter, and all those near her upside down. Determined to get Elizabeth to the throne, she hatches a plan that involves poison, intrigue and the killing of a king. She no longer has anything of value left to lose.

(Title comes from a quote by Elizabeth I herself: "I may not be a lion, but I am lions cub and I have lion's heart”)

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A Lion's Cub & A Lion's Heart

After a pardon from the King keeps Anne Boleyn's head firmly on her shoulders, she is exiled to the country to live no longer as Queen of England, but as the significantly less powerful, less influential and less wealthy Marquess of Pembroke.

As court life continues on without her, king Henry VIII moves on to his third, fourth, fifth and sixth wives, and Anne Boleyn deals with the effects of her almost-execution that left her suffering from trauma and turned the lives of her sister, daughter, and all those near her upside down. Determined to get Elizabeth to the throne, she hatches a plan that involves poison, intrigue and the killing of a king. She no longer has anything of value left to lose.

(Title comes from a quote by Elizabeth I herself: "I may not be a lion, but I am lions cub and I have lion's heart”)

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The Valley
Updated Mar 19, 2017
PG
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Adventure

Three and a half thousand years ago a secret was buried in a tomb in the valley of the kings.In 1922 a tomb was discovered by the archaeologist Howard Carter. Carter emptied the tomb, his discovery of Tutankhamun instantly becoming the discovery of the century. That the tomb had more to give never crossed his mind.

In 2016 Evie Veniet embarks on a Nile cruise. Along with a rag-tag group with no archaeological experience whatsoever, they set out to push the limits of Carter's discovery, to go beyond the North wall and uncover a secret that has been hidden for thousands of years.

Historical
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The Valley

Three and a half thousand years ago a secret was buried in a tomb in the valley of the kings.In 1922 a tomb was discovered by the archaeologist Howard Carter. Carter emptied the tomb, his discovery of Tutankhamun instantly becoming the discovery of the century. That the tomb had more to give never crossed his mind.

In 2016 Evie Veniet embarks on a Nile cruise. Along with a rag-tag group with no archaeological experience whatsoever, they set out to push the limits of Carter's discovery, to go beyond the North wall and uncover a secret that has been hidden for thousands of years.

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The Light of the Pale Moon
Updated Jul 31, 2016
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Family

"You think it's hard to be a king? Try being a king's brother for  a day."

Philippe d'Orleans had lived in the shadow of his eldest brother for as long as he could remember.Suddenly elevated as the brother of the king at two years old, Philippe was taught and raised to always be second best to Louis, a king only two years his senior.

If it was hard to be the Sun King in seventeenth century France, it was even harder to be the boy behind the king, the child whose education was purposefully neglected in order to lessen the chances of him becoming rebellious, whose chances of any income were thwarted when he was made to pay the price for his uncle's rebelliousness, forcing him to rely upon the crown and the generosity of his brother for the remainder of his life. Forced to take second best to his brother, Philippe was the man who was not permitted to complain when the king bedded his wife, when the king exiled his lovers and when the king exiled him completely from government and politics.

If it was hard to be the Sun King, it was a thousand times harder to be his brother.

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The Light of the Pale Moon

"You think it's hard to be a king? Try being a king's brother for  a day."

Philippe d'Orleans had lived in the shadow of his eldest brother for as long as he could remember.Suddenly elevated as the brother of the king at two years old, Philippe was taught and raised to always be second best to Louis, a king only two years his senior.

If it was hard to be the Sun King in seventeenth century France, it was even harder to be the boy behind the king, the child whose education was purposefully neglected in order to lessen the chances of him becoming rebellious, whose chances of any income were thwarted when he was made to pay the price for his uncle's rebelliousness, forcing him to rely upon the crown and the generosity of his brother for the remainder of his life. Forced to take second best to his brother, Philippe was the man who was not permitted to complain when the king bedded his wife, when the king exiled his lovers and when the king exiled him completely from government and politics.

If it was hard to be the Sun King, it was a thousand times harder to be his brother.

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The Hollow Crown
Updated May 30, 2016
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"For God's sake, let us sit upon the groundAnd tell sad stories of the death of kings;How some have been deposed; some slain in war,Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed;Some poison'd by their wives: some sleeping kill'd;All murder'd: for within the hollow crownThat rounds the mortal temples of a kingKeeps Death his court."- 'Richard II', William Shakespeare

Collection of shorts and one-shots based in medieval England.(Most have been entered in contests. They are published here to keep all my works together in one place.)

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The Hollow Crown

"For God's sake, let us sit upon the groundAnd tell sad stories of the death of kings;How some have been deposed; some slain in war,Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed;Some poison'd by their wives: some sleeping kill'd;All murder'd: for within the hollow crownThat rounds the mortal temples of a kingKeeps Death his court."- 'Richard II', William Shakespeare

Collection of shorts and one-shots based in medieval England.(Most have been entered in contests. They are published here to keep all my works together in one place.)

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Home is Behind, the World Ahead
Updated Apr 19, 2016
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A travel blog containing tips, tricks, anecdotes and stories about various cities around the world, mainly Europe and the UK.

(All photos are mine unless otherwise stated)

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Home is Behind, the World Ahead

A travel blog containing tips, tricks, anecdotes and stories about various cities around the world, mainly Europe and the UK.

(All photos are mine unless otherwise stated)

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Musings
Updated Dec 15, 2017
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The things that lurk in the corners of my mind needed a place to go. Lo and behold, a blog was born.Expect a little bit of everything.

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Musings

The things that lurk in the corners of my mind needed a place to go. Lo and behold, a blog was born.Expect a little bit of everything.

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Some Rise by Sin, and Some By Virtue Fall
Updated May 7, 2015
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Romance

(Inspired by Annie_logan's contest 'Here ye...')

Isabel Howard lived during the most turbulent time in English history. Two houses, both alike in glory and ambition, fought a bitter war for the throne and Isabel, falling in love with both a peasant and a prince, had no chance of coming through the wars unscathed.

(Long one-shot/short story.)

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Some Rise by Sin, and Some By Virtue Fall

(Inspired by Annie_logan's contest 'Here ye...')

Isabel Howard lived during the most turbulent time in English history. Two houses, both alike in glory and ambition, fought a bitter war for the throne and Isabel, falling in love with both a peasant and a prince, had no chance of coming through the wars unscathed.

(Long one-shot/short story.)

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Scarred by a Crown; Emptied of History
Updated Mar 30, 2015
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Richard III, perhaps England's most controversial king, was laid to rest after five hundred years last week. Some loved it; some hated it; some just don't care.Here's my five cents.(Title comes from the poem Richard, written by Carol Ann Duffy specifically for this moment in history)

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Scarred by a Crown; Emptied of History

Richard III, perhaps England's most controversial king, was laid to rest after five hundred years last week. Some loved it; some hated it; some just don't care.Here's my five cents.(Title comes from the poem Richard, written by Carol Ann Duffy specifically for this moment in history)

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From Debts to Disney: Why King John Might Not Be As Bad As You Think
Updated Mar 12, 2015
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Did you ever stop to consider that 'bad King John' wasn't really all that bad at all? I hear you ask the following: if John wasn't that bad, why is he called 'bad' king John? And if he isn't so bad, then why is he always the villain?Hopefully this explains it.

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From Debts to Disney: Why King John Might Not Be As Bad As You Think

Did you ever stop to consider that 'bad King John' wasn't really all that bad at all? I hear you ask the following: if John wasn't that bad, why is he called 'bad' king John? And if he isn't so bad, then why is he always the villain?Hopefully this explains it.

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A Modern Day Caesar: Why We're More Like The Ancient Romans Than You Might Think
Updated Feb 24, 2015
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If you have ever visited the utter majesty that is Rome and witnessed first hand it’s beauty, it isn’t difficult at all to see how such a city could have effectively been the centre of the Ancient world for such a long time (just shy of 500 years in the West).To modern society, it seems like a different world. Full of gladiators and emperors, battles and chariot races; something we love to soak in through a Hollywood blockbuster or something we marvel at during the Summer holidays. Yet, have we ever stopped to think just how similar we are?We are so intent on seeing the differences that we ignore the similarities.

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A Modern Day Caesar: Why We're More Like The Ancient Romans Than You Might Think

If you have ever visited the utter majesty that is Rome and witnessed first hand it’s beauty, it isn’t difficult at all to see how such a city could have effectively been the centre of the Ancient world for such a long time (just shy of 500 years in the West).To modern society, it seems like a different world. Full of gladiators and emperors, battles and chariot races; something we love to soak in through a Hollywood blockbuster or something we marvel at during the Summer holidays. Yet, have we ever stopped to think just how similar we are?We are so intent on seeing the differences that we ignore the similarities.

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Art Is Never Finished, Only Abandoned
Updated Dec 7, 2014
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A series of short stories based on historical figures. The title is a quote by Leonardo Da Vinci.

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Art Is Never Finished, Only Abandoned

A series of short stories based on historical figures. The title is a quote by Leonardo Da Vinci.

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Cheated and Charmed
Updated Sep 14, 2014
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Tragedy
Fantasy

(LOTR/The Hobbit fanfiction)

Three part series concerning how Thranduil met his wife, how he sent her away and how they came to have a child that helped bring about the end of all evil. Extends past LOTR and includes Thranduil's journey to Valinor.

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Cheated and Charmed

(LOTR/The Hobbit fanfiction)

Three part series concerning how Thranduil met his wife, how he sent her away and how they came to have a child that helped bring about the end of all evil. Extends past LOTR and includes Thranduil's journey to Valinor.

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And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus?
Updated Sep 2, 2014
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Say nay, say nay...Short stories from Tudor England based on real events and real people.(Title taken from the poem by Sir Thomas Wyatt And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus?)

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And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus?

Say nay, say nay...Short stories from Tudor England based on real events and real people.(Title taken from the poem by Sir Thomas Wyatt And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus?)

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We Shall All Burn Together
Updated Aug 31, 2015
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Tragedy

"For the girl atop the hillside, salvation seemed impossible. Her family were in the city. She had no money, no possessions. Nothing except the clothes on her back and the horse she rode on. As the sun rose above the darkened city and the full extent of the damage became clear, the girl turned her horse away. Away from the life and death in the city of Pompeii."

(Title is taken from the Ed Sheeran song I See Fire, written for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 2013.)

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We Shall All Burn Together

"For the girl atop the hillside, salvation seemed impossible. Her family were in the city. She had no money, no possessions. Nothing except the clothes on her back and the horse she rode on. As the sun rose above the darkened city and the full extent of the damage became clear, the girl turned her horse away. Away from the life and death in the city of Pompeii."

(Title is taken from the Ed Sheeran song I See Fire, written for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 2013.)

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An Expensive Solitude
Updated Jan 28, 2016
PG-13
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Romance
Inspirational

In 1944, Lieutenant Edith Dixon isn't your normal WAC officer. Dubbed 'the Ice Queen of the 101st', her duties include more than just being a clerk-typist or switchboard operator. At twenty seven, her world is ordered and her confidence unshakable. Until the day Airborne Officers Alexander McKay and Michael Port walked into her office.

Historical
Romance
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An Expensive Solitude

In 1944, Lieutenant Edith Dixon isn't your normal WAC officer. Dubbed 'the Ice Queen of the 101st', her duties include more than just being a clerk-typist or switchboard operator. At twenty seven, her world is ordered and her confidence unshakable. Until the day Airborne Officers Alexander McKay and Michael Port walked into her office.

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