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Time-travel back to

   Shakespeare’s day…

The 16th century is a hard and magnificent era to be born into, full of violence, squalor, forbidden love and rare glimmers of kindness.

David Becket is a large ugly sword-master with a dark past; Simon Ames is a scrawny code breaker for Walsingham, the Elizabethan M – and a Jew. They meet when Ames is attacked in an alley in Whitefriars, London, and Becket bails him out. Later Ames will return the favour.

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"I loved the language - it conjured up with enormous effectiveness the deadly ethos of Elizabethan London. She has written a superb book."

Barbara Erskine, author of the multi-million bestseller "Lady of Hay."

Patricia Finney – a.k.a. P F Chisholm

has been writing for longer than she cares to admit and has been a traditionally published author since she was 18. She won the David Higham Award for her first book and the top BBC Radio Drama award for her play “A Room Full of Mirrors”, wrote a column for a Fleet Street paper, edited a medical journal, sold advertising, opened and ran a coffee shop for a couple of years, went to Spain with her kids and more recently went to Hungary without them. She came back to the UK for Lockdown I and has had a lovely time writing books, short stories, articles and anything else that her faithful Interstellar Idea Bats bring.

She also writes the Sir Robert Carey series of historical novels under her pen name of P F Chisholm and is looking forward to finally publishing the tenth Carey novel – “A Taste of Witchcraft.”



ThursdayJune 24, 2021

2:45 pm

VirtualOn the internet

Yes, I'm doing a presentation at the Historical Novel Society Virtual Conference 2021! It's called "Shooting the Sh*t: the connection between guns and dung."