Lost Colony & Writing History

Posted by on Jun 7, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Lost Colony & Writing History

This is the text of an interview kindly hosted by Erin Al-Mehairi on ‘Oh, for the Hook of a Book‘ Talking with English Author Jenny Barden about Lost Colony of Roanoke and Writing History Hi Jenny, welcome to Oh, for the Hook of a Book! I’m delighted to have you with us today to speak about your writing, specifically, your newest novel, The Lost Duchess, which just released TODAY in paperback! I am sure you are thrilled with the culmination of publishing this second book, but tell us some of the...

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Queens, Heroines and Heartache

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Queens, Heroines and Heartache

I’ll be speaking with Elizabeth Fremantle and Joanna Hickson at Eastbury Manor House on May 13 at 7.00pm. Join us to hear about and discuss the intimate lives of women in the Tudor period – from the greatest to the many whose names are lost in the past… Eastbury Manor is a beautiful Elizabethan merchant’s house run by the National Trust at Eastbury Square, Barking, London IG11 9SN Tickets only £5 (with a glass of wine to boot!) To book contact the museum on 020 8724 1002 For more about...

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Book Tour for The Duchess!

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Book Tour for The Duchess!

Wonderful line-up for The Lost Duchess on her upcoming Tour and Book Blast in celebration of the paperback release, 5 June 2014. All the details are here, thanks to Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours:  http://hfvirtualbooktours.com/thelostduchesstourandbookblast/ …and here’s the schedule Virtual Tour & Book Blast Schedule Monday, May 26 Review & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books Book Blast at Reading the Ages Book Blast at Literary Chanteuse Book Blast at Bibliophilia, Please Tuesday, May...

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My Writing Process

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Blog | 2 comments

My Writing Process

Today I’m taking part in a blog hop at the invitation of Patricia Bracewell, author of Shadow on the Crown. Please do see what Pat has had to say about writing the sequel to her debut, The Price of Blood which will form part of a trilogy set in the Viking period. Her post is here. 1 What am I working on? The working title for my next book, the third of my novels set in the Elizabethan period, is The Queen’s Lady. It will focus on a Lady of the Bedchamber to Elizabeth I and explore her relationship with...

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America’s Great Mystery

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

America’s Great Mystery

The following article first appeared on the English Historical Fiction Authors blog, on 5 November 2013, in the run up to the launch of The Lost Duchess in hardback. I hope you will enjoy reading it here if you missed it then. The Mystery Behind the Founding of Modern America The disappearance of the ‘Lost Colony’ of Roanoke has become embedded in the folklore surrounding the birth of modern America. As an Englishwoman I can attest to the story being less well known in the UK than in the States, but...

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Montacute Montage

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Montacute Montage

Yesterday I was at Montacute, now very much home territory and a hitherto unexplored delight. One of the finest examples of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture in the country, with England’s largest surviving long gallery, spanning 172 feet between oriel windows, and some of the finest Elizabethan and Jacobean portraiture from the National Portrait Gallery – Montacute was a joy not least because here were some of the characters from the Roanoke mystery around whom the story of The Lost Duchess...

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