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The Fiction Reboot Presents: “Striking Research Gold” by D.B. Jackson

Originally posted on Fiction Reboot | Daily Dose:
Welcome back to the Fiction Reboot and the Daily Dose! Today, we are pleased to present the work of D.B. Jackson/David Coe–the Thieftaker Chronicles. One of my favorite things about this series, aside…

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The Uses of History: Inaccuracy and Injustice

One of my commenters on another post included the following: Kenneth Chase cites a book called “Teppo denrai” by Takehisa Udagawa who states: “If historical inaccuracy is ignored for the sake of the message then it is not clear what … Continue reading

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The Ancient Dead: A Brief History of Barrows in England

One of the things I love about Ordnance Survey Maps is all the little details of history that pop out when you examine them. England features a high concentration of man-made structures, spanning thousands of years, and Ordnance Survey strives … Continue reading

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Little House in the City–London, that is

One of the best parts of my job is claiming tax deductions on trips to England for research. The first time I went, I specifically needed to know what it felt like in a 14th century house. I wanted to … Continue reading

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Elisha Magus Cover Reveal!

Hey, Everyone! This was meant to happen on Goodreads, which is not allowing me to change the cover image for the book today–not to worry, we’ll get it straightened out. In the meantime–Ta-da! In Elisha Magus, the barber-surgeon, feared and … Continue reading

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Of Popes and Saints

This week, in Catholic news, two former popes will be declared saints, after (mostly) passing through the canonization process. I say “mostly” because Pope John XXIII is being hustled through with only a single miracle to his name, when he … Continue reading

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Elisha Magus cover reveal will be on Goo

Elisha Magus cover reveal will be on Goodreads May 9th. Check it out at: http://ow.ly/wdqP2

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