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Zigzag by Michael Kenyon

Chief Inspector Henry Peckover is the pride of Scotland Yard. When he is despatched to Ireland to escort home a prisoner, Peckover is soon embroiled in a zigzagging investigation that leads him to the most unlikely of places. Get your copy here

Meet Cheryl Sawyer

Cheryl Sawyer is the author of seven historical novels published in several languages by major publishers. Endeavour Press have released three digital editions of her work so far, and two new novels are due in 2015 and 2016: Farewell Cavaliers and The King’s Shadow. With The Winter Prince, these will complete her 17th-century trilogy Terror […]

Richard III: Shakespearean Villain or Failed King?

Well known are the stereotypes of Richard III that have stemmed from Shakespeare: “I am determined to prove a villain, And hate the idle pleasures of these days.” “Conscience is but a word that cowards use, devised at first to keep the strong in awe” “Back-bunched toad”, “rudely stamp’d”, “deformed, unfinish’d” “A horse, a horse, my […]

Blenheim: Europe’s most pivotal battle?

Waterloo, Stalingrad, Alesia, Hastings, Leipzig, Tours; many battles can compete for the status of being Europe’s most pivotal battle, but all of these pale in comparison to the Battle of Blenheim. On 14th August 1704 the forces of the Grand Alliance, comprising of England, Scotland, the Dutch Republic and the Holy Roman Empire, struck a […]

WWI: How the war began.

On 4 August, 101 years ago, the UK declared war on Germany, and this date is generally regarded as the beginning of World War I. But what was the spark that caused this abhorrent war to begin? Writing just four years after the war’s end Donald A. Mackenzie, a prolific writer on religion, mythology and anthropology, […]

The Armada: Britain’s greatest naval victory?

Yesterday, 427 years ago, the fleet sent by Philip II of Spain, the Spanish Armada, was defeated by the English at the Battle of Gravelines. The first rumours of the Spanish Armada had reached England in late 1585 but it was not until two years later that rumour changed to certitude. In the autumn of […]

The American Civil War: Conflict and Survival.

  On July 21st, 154 years ago, the First Battle of Bull Run, also known as First Manassas, was fought. The location for the battle was in Prince William County, Virginia, not far from Washington D.C. Given that it was the first battle of the American Civil War, just four months after war was declared, […]

The Battle of Northampton: Treachery or Cunning?

The Battle of Northampton, 555 years ago, is relatively unknown to history, yet it was provides a fascinating insight into medieval war and politics.   The fourth battle of the Wars of the Roses, the opposing forces were Edward, Earl of March, Richard Neville, known to history as Warwick the Kingmaker, and his brother William, […]

Frederic Manning

Frederic Manning: Surviving the Battle of the Somme

Frederic Manning was one of the ‘lucky’ survivors of one of Britain’s bloodiest battles: The Battle of the Somme. An Australian poet and novelist, he is best know for his classic war novel: Her Privates We (originally published as The Middle Parts of Fortune). Described by Hemingway as “The finest and noblest book of men at war”, Her Privates […]

Scott Griffin – Meet the Author

Scott Griffin is a writer of page-turning thrillers who had his first Amazon best seller published by Endeavour Press in 2012.  THE BENEFACTOR was a summer hit and he followed it up with THE DONOR, THE NIGHTWATCHMAN, THE PATIENT and THE VISITOR as well as two omnibus editions of his work featuring bonus material – […]

Aline Templeton – Meet the Author

Aline Templeton lives in Edinburgh in a house with a balcony overlooking the beautiful city skyline. She has worked in education and broadcasting and has written numerous articles and stories for newspapers and magazine as well as six stand-alone novels, and nine in the DI Marjory Fleming series.  They have been published in the United […]

Heather Ingman – Meet the Author

Heather Ingman is a novelist and lecturer in the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. She has published seven novels centred on contemporary women’s lives and set variously in England, Ireland and Ecuador. Her novels Sara and Anna reached the best seller lists in Ireland. She has published A History of the Irish Short Story […]

Sara MacDonald – Meet the Author

Sara studied music and drama in London before working in TV and Theatre   She spent three years living in Singapore and her first novel, FALLS THE SHADOW  was set in Malaysia.   Her next two novels LISTENING TO VOICES and THE SLEEP OF BIRDS were published by Headline.   SEA MUSIC was published by […]

Thomas Payne (Peter Smith) – Meet the Author

Peter Smith was an officer in the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm for 21 years, a career which included service on the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious during the Falklands War. After leaving the service, he started a new career as a professional author. He writes as ‘James Barrington’, (Macmillan, Penguin UK and The Endeavour Press), […]

Patrick Mercer – Meet the Author

Patrick Mercer read History at Oxford University before a career as a Regular Army officer. With many operational tours in Northern Ireland and the Balkans and a number of decorations for gallantry behind him, he left the Army to become a journalist for the BBC. After that he became a member of parliament, before he […]