Category - Literature

Including books, reading, writing, poetry, character and fiction.


Literature here on Endymion is possibly a rather highfalutin term for what is basically just a love of good books and poetry. But it is a useful one because it covers a whole range of topics - everything from classical poetry to modern fiction and non-fiction. It also includes news and views regarding my own work as a writer, with posts on cover-art, character, background and the process of research.

If the stories we enjoy can reveal a lot about who we are, then history is an excellent vehicle for exploring the possibilities of what we may become. That's why I love the combination - historical fiction.
The Golden Age of Book Covers
Why the book is (almost always) better than the movie.
Book Cover Update - The Hours Before.
Farringford House restored - the poet Tennyson’s family home.
Happy Birthday Alfred Lord Tennyson! Victorian Poet Laureate.
Celebrating Midsummer - in painting and verse.
2016 in Review.
Poets for Halloween! Remembering John Keats, his birthday.
The Testament of Sophie Dawes - a Victorian Gothic novel.
7 Questions to an Author.
Review: ‘We Are Villains All.’
Autumn Extracts - paintings and stories combined.
The Epistolary Novel & Music of Bach - reading between the lines.
The Poet and the Queen - meetings of Victoria and Tennyson.
6th Anniversary Cover Makeover - new look to a Tudor novel.
A New Cover for Wildish - my epic Georgian-era comedy.
Happy Reading for 2015! A woman reading by candlelight.
Q&A with Kirsty Stonell-Walker. It’s all about her new novel.
A Curl of Copper and Pearl. The story of Alexa Wilding.
Modern Historical Fiction. Out of time - or is it?
Hurrah for matt covers! And paperbacks without curl.
Isabella .. and the Pot of Basil.
Just what do you give an author for Christmas, anyway?
Remember, remember - a thought for Guy Fawkes Night.
New Cover for The Arrow Chest.
Working Space.
Thoughts on getting my first ever Kindle.
Happy Birthday Alexander Pope, the Georgian-era poet.
The Sonnet - a no-frills, no-nonsense explanation.
The elusive Wildish - an early sighting!
Mr Wildish’s London.
Death and the Maiden.
Writers’ Embarrassing Ilnesses.
Flowers. What are they for?
Making a Point.
Stunner 2 - a new review.
Published versus Self-Published: a Handy Guide for the Troubled and Bewildered.
A Special Moment in Time - Part Two.
New Cover Design for The Arrow Chest.
Research by Music.
A special moment in time.
A Poem, a Microscope and what we cannot see.
Remembering Thomas Wyatt - Tudor courtier and poet.
Du Bist Die Ruh - one work, 3 great artists.
Thank you Sir Kenneth Clark - civilisation on TV.
Happy Summer Solstice! And a little bit of Shakespeare.
Historical Fiction anyone? Yes, but is it Art?
Pauline Trevelyan - A Diary Entry.