New book - Queen Victoria and the Men who Loved Her



5th May 2019
Very pleased to announce today that I have a new book for you, due to make its appearance in a little under three weeks. Here it is ...
book cover with bold red lettering against dark background
Coming soon.

The Bicentenary of Victoria's birth



For a while now, I have been working on two separate projects: an Elizabethan comedy, and this one - which has been kept by for a very special anniversary coming up on 24th May this year. This is to be the 200th birthday of the great lady herself, Queen Victoria: her bicentenary.

At 200 pages in paperback and sub-titled 'Recollections of a Journey,' it is a celebration of her life and of the gentlemen who in one way or another admired or loved her. In keeping with the successful formula of an earlier book 'Elizabeth - the Virgin Queen and the Men who Loved Her' most of the chapters combine biographical information with a fictional vignette or short story. And there are two additional chapters on the fabulous Victorian Gothic culture that flourished at the time.
composite image of numerous Victorian people, including queen
Yes ... they're all in it ... somewhere!

Available for pre-order


A slightly new departure: for the first time, the eBook is available for pre-order on amazon. This is not because I am necessarily anticipating a hoard of implacable readers who cannot contain themselves until the 24th, but just because it might capture some of the general 'buzz' leading up to the celebrations. The paperback, meanwhile (and behaving itself with far greater decorum), will wait patiently and become available from the 24th May: the official publication date.
There will be one or two further blogposts here on Endymion during the lead-up to the big day. And if you would like to tell people about it or give it a mention on social media I really would be most grateful. Most of all I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I have enjoyed researching and writing it. It really has been quite a journey.
Recollections of a Journey
Authored by Robert Stephen Parry
Victoria
When Alexander met the Queen. The ingenious Mr Bell.
photo of Queen Victoria seated at desk, in thought, writing
Readers
Confessions on getting my first ever Kindle
elderly gentleman on library ladder with many bookshelves
Historical Fiction
The Testament of Sophie Dawes. A new novel.
small close-up of book-cover title, gold text
Victoriana
The places where Queen Victoria lived - a tour.
thumbnail image of Queen Victoria looking over shoulder slightly, head turned

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