Author Archives: Loretta Livingstone

About Loretta Livingstone

I write, and I want to tell people about my books. That's why I started this blog. It's all very new, so I will probably make mistakes, but - here I am! Blogging!

Let me Tell you a (Sinister) Little Story

I’m so excited – I’ve been invited over to Helen Hollick’s Discovering Diamonds today on her annual December Song Stories. I’ve written something completely different to my usual style, which was a lot of fun. I wonder if you’ll be … Continue reading

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Let Me Break Your Heart

I’ve just written and performed a short story for Remembrance Day over on YouTube. It only lasts for just over seven minutes. It’s a poignant little story set around World War 1 – give me less than ten minutes and … Continue reading

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Barbecue Summer – British Humour

Barbecues in Britain are not an art form. We don’t have the weather for them. Particularly on the years when overenthusiastic weather forecasters have promised a ‘Barbecue Summer’. I write all sorts of things – more often novels but I … Continue reading

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A HEALTH WARNING – DON’T DO THIS!

Have you every received a bowel testing kit? One of those nice little gifts our wonderful NHS sends out to you to celebrate your 60th birthday? My husband received his nearly two years ago. And for eighteen months, I nagged … Continue reading

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Countdown Deal 99p/99c until 28th October

Blossom on the Thorn https://geni.us/FzedW 1195“I should have had nothing to do with those accursed Angevins. I should have run like hell in the opposite direction.” Giles de Soutenay can scarcely be blamed for his disappointment. Promised an heiress by … Continue reading

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“Don’t panic but..”

Originally posted on Abi Writes Now:
This is what Josh told me the day he was diagnosed and it does sound almost comical, as though he were about to tell me the house was a smouldering heap on the ground.…

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Anatomy of a Monastery – The Cloister

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Anatomy of a Monastery

Originally posted on A Writer's Perspective:
Having looked at castles in detail, I thought it might be useful to look at monasteries in a similar way. Although castles feature in most of my novels, my characters rarely have anything…

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A Brain Fog Day and a Special Offer

Dear Readers, As some of you will know, I suffer from M.E. and at the moment, I’m having a brain foggy day, so I’m liable to make all sorts of typos. Normally, I’d steer well clear of writing anything more … Continue reading

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The Medieval Deerhunter

Originally posted on A Writer's Perspective:
There was a comment from Lydia about last week’s post on huntsmen that brought me up short. She said that, in her experience in North America, venison isn’t a particularly special type of meat…

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