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Dreamwidth and Wordpress and just making my life simpler

[sticky post] January 5th, 2017 (12:36 pm)

2017 will see me - hopefully - completing what I started in 2016, which is simplifying my online presence. My website address now relocates to my Wordpress site, where I also have an active blog, so the next step is to co-ordinate this blog and my dreamwidth one. Like many folk, I'll be heading to dreamwidth for my main blog, although I'll keep my mylodon presence for all things fandom.

Come and link up at Dreamwidth/Wordpress!

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The definitive (at present!) chronological list of Jonty and Orlando stories

May 4th, 2020 (11:58 am)

Early twentieth century:

Lessons in Love November 1905

Lessons in Desire August 1906

Lessons in Discovery November 1906

Lessons in Power Spring 1907

Lessons in Temptation July 1907

Lessons in Temptation missing scene July 1907

What the Mathematician said to the Statue Summer 1907

Lessons in Seduction September 1907

What the Mathematician said to the Engineer November 1907

My true love sent to me December 1907

My True Love sent to me postscript

Lessons in Trust Summer 1908

Resolution January 1909

Lessons for Suspicious Minds Summer 1909.

On the occasion of their anniversary November 1909

Wetting the baby's head missing scene, November 1909

Bloody Mathematicians Spring 1910

Lessons for Idle Tongues Summer 1910

May our days be merry and bright Winter 1910

A fit employment for a gentleman Summer 1912 (crossover 'fanfic')

Once we won matches Aug 1912

Ring in the New December 1913

Game of Chance 1916

All Lessons Learned Spring 1919

Lessons for Survivors, Autumn 1919

Lessons for Sleeping Dogs 1921

The Boy from Kings 1932

A random collection of silly things:

The Inadvertent Adventures of Johnny Stewart, Jonty's great-nephew.

Orlando's opinion on Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake.

Pride, Prejudice and all the rest.

Drabbles 1 Edwardian

Drabbles 2 Edwardian

Splitting Infinitives Edwardian, crossover 'fanfic'

Ten plus five plus eight = twenty three Edwardian crossover 'fanfic'

Love Letters, 1911 to 2011

Lessons in Disco 2010

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Win a copy of Horns and Haloes

January 19th, 2017 (07:38 pm)

Contest over at Fresh Fiction, runs until 8th February. As they say, you have to be in it to win it.


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The sort of thing which makes Charlie a happy girl

January 16th, 2017 (07:16 pm)

Charlie Cochrane is one of our top m/m historical fiction authors.  Her stories center us and her characters in their era and cultures effortlessly, plunging us into the niceties of teas, obligation, and  respectability.

Thanks, Melanie at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words.

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5 star review for Wild Bells

January 12th, 2017 (08:42 pm)

"This is a wonderful two story treasure.  Its perfect for the holidays but really any time of the year.   Pick up it and revel in the lovely writing and romances of Charlie Cochrane."

Read more at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words.


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What Jonty did at Room 40

January 12th, 2017 (07:44 pm)


Much of what Jonty and Orlando did during their time in Room 40 is still covered by the Official Secrets Act, and they won't confess the details to me. However, I've been doing some research of my own, in a book called "Code Breakers".

MI1b was a parallel organisation, who guarded their own secrecy by employing a decoy to meet any unwanted visitors who'd got past their doorman, said decoy giving "the impression of a typical British idiot."

I bet the bods at Room 40 did the same and I bet Jonty was on the rota for the role.

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WWI commemoration - Wilfred Jesson

January 11th, 2017 (04:58 pm)


One of my WWI 'heroes' is Wilfred Jesson; local Southampton lad, rugby player and cricketer (played against Ranji at Lord's). Like one of my other lads, Wilfred Owen, Jesson was hardly any taller than I am, and he features in one of the best (IMHO) books about the war, Stephen Cooper's The Final Whistle. As I was doing some further research on Jesson, I discovered this from the Sherborne old boys, which details a number of those who feature on the school's roll of honour. His private papers are listed on the Imperial War Museum site.

BTW I love connections; Sherborne was Turing's school and the writer of the flyer has links to the local Remount depot.

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Jury of One - and Deadly Dames!

January 10th, 2017 (07:08 pm)

Delighted to see it hailed as one of Padme's best of the year. JuryOfOne_400x600 And tickets for the Deadly Dames Portsmouth gig are now on sale!

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Rainbow snippet - Jury of One

January 8th, 2017 (07:32 pm)


Am presently trying to finish off the third Lindenshaw book, so here's a snippet from the second, Jury of One.

An hour later they were snuggled up on the sofa, like they had in courting days—days when they’d had to exercise a load of self-restraint because of the potential complications. Now it didn’t matter if they shared a sofa, or a kiss, or a bed.

“You’ve been incredibly understanding about the hours I’ve had to put in.” The red wine was beginning to speak loud and clear. The apparent difficulty in enunciating those simple words was an unmistakable sign that Robin had overindulged. He was likely to have a hell of a headache in the morning, which wouldn’t help on top of the lack of sleep that would probably result from this evening. He had that gleam in his eye. “I always knew you were wonderful. Add that to the fact you’re gorgeous and I want to snog you more than I’ve wanted anything all day. All week.”

“Big smoothie.” Adam leaned into the kiss. “Do they teach you this stuff at police college?”

More Rainbow snippets at the Facebook group.

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Newsletter 166

January 7th, 2017 (02:11 pm)


Happy New Year. May 2017 bring you all you wish for – at least those things you wish for which won’t get you into trouble!


The Christmas present from me and Elin (the daft Cambridge Fellows/Eleventh Hour crossover, Spies, planes and automobiles) is now available for general download at my free fiction page and at Elin’s blog. If you fancy a car chase or two, an encounter with an AA man, and a hilarious and bloodthirsty youth (Elin’s invention) hie thee hence. 

Other news:

Smashing review of Lessons in Love audio book  at Rainbow Gold Reviews.

Mysteries and British charm just seem to fit together perfectly. It was a light-hearted and engaging read! I had a great time with this story and can strongly recommend it!

Read more of the review here.

Deadly Dames will be at Portsmouth Book Fest trying to sound intelligent and amusing on the subject of 'Nemesis with knitting needles'. Saturday 18th February, tickets available from Monday January 9th. Do come and insult—sorry, consult—us.

And finally, spring—and these sorts of flowers—can only just be round the corner, can’t it?





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