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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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Newsletter 164

December 9th, 2016 (02:34 pm)

Only 16 (count ‘em!) sleeps until Christmas. I am so excited it’s ridiculous. I know, not dignified for a woman of my age, but I approach this season like a big child, loving every mince pie and carol service.

News (and there’s lots of it!):

Lessons for Sleeping Dogs was third placed in the Rainbow awards Historical category. Icon. One of the judges remarked, “Ms. Cochrane has the ability of leaving you guessing until the very end, leaving you making assumptions throughout the story.” Am thrilled skinny!

Wild Bells is now fully unleashed on an unsuspecting public. Its first review (at The Novel Approach) said, “Charlie Cochrane’s historical fiction is the chicken soup for my soul.” So am thrilled skinny twice over.

Talking of The Novel Approach, I’m being interviewed there today, sharing some tips about writing historical fiction. Feel free to drop in and ask me questions. (I can’t, alas, supply Saturday’s winning lottery numbers.)

The free 500 word story, A Certain Man was Sick, is now available to everyone at my free fiction page. If you want to know who died in the cathedral and why, it’s all there. You’ll find another free story coming exclusively to newsletter subscribers next time (23rd December). This is a Cambridge Fellows/Eleventh Hour crossover which I wrote with the multi talented Elin Gregory and which involves spies, planes and automobiles.

And finally,

Not yet got this year's tree up, so here are some highlights from last year's.

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Fancy a free Eleventh Hour/Cambridge Fellows crossover?

December 7th, 2016 (04:44 pm)

elin_gregory and I have got our short story almost spruced up and ready to share. It's grown in the telling, into something we're quite proud of. With a car chase!

It'll be exclusively available to my mailing list subscribers on December 23rd, then it'll be let loose on the world in January. You can sign up for my newsletter right here.

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Chance to win Jury of One at Sinfully mm

December 5th, 2016 (02:49 pm)

Thanks to the lovely crew at the Sinfully mm site, you can win an e-book (maybe Jury of One) at their Quick Bites feature today.

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Rainbow snippet - Wild Bells

December 4th, 2016 (08:11 pm)

A light hearted moment from The Angel in the Window, one of the two Wild Bells novellas.

Tom lay on the sofa, his leg bandaged and his pride bruised. They had followed the hunt in a splendid open carriage; when it had stopped to view the kill, instead of opening the little door, he had leapt theatrically over it, misjudging the height and ending up in a heap on the ground.
The injury, while bloody and painful, was insufficient either to threaten his return to his ship or to engender sympathy from anyone except Alexander, who had fussed over him like a mother hen, to the point of nearly being thrown out of the room by the patient’s actual mother.
She had eventually left them alone with Tom’s medicine (a bottle of excellent wine and two glasses) and a piece of her mind. “If you’re ever going to learn your lesson, then an hour or two of being fussed over might prove an excellent tutor. How you two ever acquired your reputations in battle is a complete mystery to me.”

More excerpts at the Rainbow snippets group.


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WWI commemoration - fiction recommendations

December 4th, 2016 (05:16 pm)

I quite often point out good WWI related non-fiction works when I do my commemoration posts, but this time I'm going down the fiction line, mainly because I just finished jaylewistaylor's Across Your Dreams.

And that's my first recommendation. Beautifully bitter sweet, pulling no punches, it's a story of loss, hope, pride and pain.

Strange Meeting, by Susan Hill, was one of the first books I read that was set in this era, and it's haunted me ever since. The same themes of loss and hope are there (they're clearly going to be an ever present for any books set 1914 to 1918) although if you expect a happy ending this may not be the book for you. Wonderfully written, nonetheless.

I couldn't not mention A Pride of Poppies, even if I have a story in the anthology, not least because it introduced me to Jay's work and to other authors I'd not come across before. Some of the stories would grace any volume of war related shorts.

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Why does 'blizzard' make me twitch?

December 3rd, 2016 (07:53 pm)

Come and find out over at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words, where I'm guesting today.

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December 1st, 2016 (01:14 pm)

It's been a while since I've done a release day happy dance but today I'm shaking the old aging parts to celebrate Wild Bells being available.

And it's got a corking review over at The Novel Approach.

Fans of Charlie Cochrane should be elated by Wild Bells, I know I was, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to her long-time readers or to the first time reader of the author’s work.


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Our own Advent calendar

November 30th, 2016 (01:42 pm)

Will be happening at the journals of mylodon and nodbear again this year, starting tomorrow. We're having a sort of Advent calendar, with surprise people of images 'behind the door'. Starts chez mylodon and then we'll alternate as usual. Do drop in for the fun!

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More bargains and new boots!

November 29th, 2016 (04:02 pm)

Thee are some corking paperbacks on sale over at Riptide - 40% off list until December 4th.

And I promised young Stevie Carroll I'd post pictures of my new Rainbow(ish) trimmed boots.



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