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  1. Need help here. My aunt of 75 years left me with the entire comic strips of curly wee that appeeared in local English newspapers in India. She collected them over several years and it contains several stories, which fills an entire suitcase.
    Need to know if it has value to enable me bring it over to London.
    Thanks for your help.

  2. I’m sorry, I really don’t know anything about this – it might be worth ringing one of the big London auctioneers that specialise in printed matter, or possibly a comics expert like Forbidden Planet.

  3. Dear Patricia; I bought “The Crow Goddess” (paperback:the cover art looked intriguing)whilst waiting for a train in the bar at Victoria Station, Manchester in 1980.I was hooked on it from the start, with its mix of mythology and history.I can’t remember whether I missed my train, but in any case I finished it in one go.For many years, I casually combed second hand bookshops, charity shops and car boot sales to get the “prequel” (to me) “Shadow of Gulls” until it occurred to me yesterday night to use the interweb (sic) and I am now looking forward, more than 30 years later, to reading the book, having ordered it online.I’m not keen on technology, but it has its uses.All the best, Jimmy Moorhouse.

  4. Thank you so much – what an encouraging message! I’ve only just managed to get round to reading my comments so many apologies for taking so long to reply. I’ve written a lot more books since then, after a long break – you can find some of them on Amazon, some on my old website on http://www.patricia-finney.co.uk, my Elizabethan crime series in the name of P F Chisholm at Poisoned Pen Press and a large number of blogs on this website!
    One day I may write a third book about Lugh Mac Romain, perhaps titled “A Dance of Eagles” unless I decide it’ll be completely different.

  5. Hi 🙂 I’m a massive, massive Lady Grace Mysteries fan (even though I’m 16 – probably too old for them!) and have been for several years! So I just wanted to say thank you for writing them, it got me into mysteries and things in general and I think they’re really good and un-put-down-able. I am also probably going to read some of your other books too because I love historical fiction and they sound really good. And I know you don’t write the Lady Grace books anymore and only wrote four of them (they were really good ones!) but I was just wondering if you know anything about when the next one is coming out? It’s just that it’s been 3 years and none have come out or anything, and usually there are about 2 books per year, so I don’t know if they’ve stopped publishing them or something. Should I write to the publishers and ask them about it? (Since I can’t find the contact details of the other authors.)
    Thanks 😀

  6. I know this is a bit bonkers, and it’s not something that I would normally do, but I just wanted to say a HU-OOOOOO-GE Thank You for your Greatness and Creativity and simple Brilliance!!! Yonks ago, after I finished doing a History degree at Lancaster (studying the rather mad history of Early Modern Scottish stuff; James IV – James VI) I was lucky enough for someone to lend me a Famine of Horses, which I loved and went out to buy (then lost again when I lent it to someone else..) and then I bought the others…. but then life zoomed on and suddenly here I am with two children and a husband and a part time dog. Just before the Easter Holidays, I was attempting to tidy up my boys bookcases (didn’t work) and I found all the fab books. The boys were very excited by the all the guns and daggers on the covers… and I’ve got all excited about the gorgeous Sir Robert Carey once again. Thank you, thank you, thank you. And now I’ve found your blog. How totally marvellous you are! Lots of love, Nicola Hopwell xxxxx

  7. Thank you so much for this lovely comment – I’m so sorry it’s taken me so long to find it and reply (I should look at the Contact page more often!). Clearly your boys have inherited your excellent literary taste – I don’t know if you’ve had a look at Poisoned Pen Press’s P F Chisholm page: there’s a new Carey called “A Murder of Crows” available from them and another will be along soon, called “An Air of Treason”. Special stop-press for your boys: I’m planning some prequels including one about the young Robin Carey’s adventures during the Revolt of the Northern Earls. Tell them I’m excited by guns and daggers too and if they haven’t gone already, they should check out Leeds Armouries!

  8. I read “shadow of gulls in the early 80’s and during numerous moves lost it,I have spent years on Amazon trying to track it down but unfortunately i could only remember it was about Deidre and a roman and Cuchulain and I had loved it,I didn’t have a lot to go on. I thought I remembered a bird in the title so after I bought ‘on a raven’s wing” etc etc etc and then I read Unicorn’s blood and realised you had also written shadow of gulls, which i instantly purchased at an extortionate price but at least I have been able to stop buying any book with a bird in the title about ulster.
    Since then I have loved the Robert Carey series, I am waiting with impatience for the next book and LOVE the idea of prequels.

  9. Wow! I love faithful readers like you – though I have to say, I feel embarrassed at using such a dumb title. I’m sorry the book costs so much online – there was a very short print run originally. I have plans to republish A Shadow of Gulls and the sequel to it The Crow Goddess as ebooks with Climbing Tree Books. You can find my page on Facebook as well and follow the ups and downs of actually writing books.

  10. I’m glad you like my blog. I’m sorry I don’t know the host – if you can contact Channel Digital they’ll be able to tell you all this.

  11. Have been reading the Sir Robert Carey books. The first three were excellent, but now am on A Plague of Angels which is fantastic!

  12. Thank you John’, I’m glad you’re enjoying Carey’s misadventures in London – you’ll make me very happy if you get two of your friends to buy my books as well!

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