Dickon’s Diaries is available FREE until Thursday 20th July, so don’t hesitate and get along to this page and download it to your Kindle now!! And please don’t forget to give us a review when you have read it!
Here is a link to my interview for the Ricardian Chronicle.
Rose experiments with Wicca, helped by her friend, Frances, who is a devotee. She finds she enjoys the relaxing meditation she experiences in a Wicca house in Canewdon, Essex, even though she knows Richard would not approve of ‘witchcraft’. That is why I chose the title ‘Witches’ Brew’ by Janie Jones (click link to see video) for this song. It is a sixties one hit wonder, which I loved when I was a child.
You may download the ‘Richard Liveth Yet’ trilogy or buy a print version by clicking here
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When Susan Lamb and I wrote Dickon’s Diaries, we weren’t sure how it would be received. It is purposely written in mock mediaeval speech which we knew some might find difficult and we wondered whether everyone would ‘get’ our sense of humour. Well, so far we have had one 1-star review (which mentions the mediaeval speech) and twelve 5-star ones!
Here is the latest one:
Keeps you Laughing!
You can download ‘Dickon’s Diaries’ for Kindle or buy a print version here.
In celebration of St Valentine’s, I am spreading the love and therefore announce TWO Goodreads Giveaways running for a week.
Dickon’s Diaries – one print copy available, just click on the picture below and enter for FREE! Ends February 20th
Richard Liveth Yet (Book III): Hearts Never Change – one print copy available, just click on the picture below to enter for FREE! Ends February 21st
Susan Lamb and I are very proud of the great reviews we have had so far for our ‘baby’, ‘Dickon’s Diaries’. Here are the ones on the UK Amazon site:
Richard and his Dames
Certes a moste amusinglye quilled diarye whyche gaveth muche laughter to alle Forsure Kynge Richard would have approveth and smileth! More Prithee!
Would recommend especially if you want something a bit different from …
Tongue in cheek book about King Richard and his everyday diary. Would recommend especially if you want something a bit different from all the other serious history books about the King.
Too funny to miss out on
This is the kind of book I wouldn’t “normally” have picked out, but I was encouraged by a friend to read it. So I did and I am really delighted I did as it made me chuckle and laugh out loud from time to time. It is rather entertaining and witty – especially with the medieval writing format. But don’t let that “scare” you off. This is a “diary” with lots of amusing stories and indeed it is a cleverly written, humorous book. Highly recommended.
Banish Winter’s Discontent with this original and very funny fantasy
If you are a Ricardian (i.e. someone who believes King Richard III was a good man and not a murdering monster) and are in need of some R&R, you must get hold of this book. It is a light-hearted and extremely funny fantasy window on a ‘Carry-on’ type world in which mediaeval characters, real and imaginary, mix with people from the present day in a glorious time warp full of hilarious anachronisms like Thou Tube and Ye Bay (you can buy the ‘My Little Destrier’ collection on Ye Bay).
The authors have created this up-beat version of Richard, as they believe he ‘must have had some fun and laughter in his life, as well as all the duty, care and tragedy’. Delightful illustrations interspersed within the text enhance the book.
Suspend disbelief and visit Muddleham Castle, home to King Richard, his wyf Anne, the Quene and their small son, Edward. Spend Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter with King Richard III (aka Dickon) and his family, friends and loyal subjects, especially his ‘Dames’ – 21st century women who are his loyal subjects and are more than a little in love with him. Read his Agony Uncle Column ‘Dear Dickon’ and the words of wisdom with which he counsels the men and women who come to him with their problems.
Diary entries include an account of Edward’s homework: an account of ‘Our lyff at Muddleham’ – which is written in all innocence but gives his tutor a rather different impression from that which was intended. To liven up the bleak dark winter, Richard’s friend Francis Lord Lovell suggests they hold a dis-co-tecke within the grounds of Muddleham Castle, which is enjoyed by all, with dancing to the music of ‘Mad Donna’ and ‘Sir Shakying Stephens’. There are many more adventures and amusing occurrences throughout the year.
And if you enjoy this book, you can read more in like vein on the Page entitled ‘Dickon for his Dames’ on Ye Book of Mannie Faces. Debby Wakeham
The book is brilliant, a light hearted and very funny look at one of our most enigmatic English monarchs, king Richard 111. It’s is cleverly written using olde English, and there is a laugh on every page. Can’t wait for the next one.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, it verily cheered me up – I’ve spent most of Xmas in bed with a nasty flu virus. And there’s even a bit part in it for my late grandfather, Harry Cox! Hope there will be a vol. 2 & don’t let our liege lord eat ALL the Jaffa Cakes, I love one too
You can purchase a copy or download a Kindle version here!
Thanks to Ian Churchward of The Legendary Ten Seconds for making a new video for the third part of my trilogy, Hearts Never Change. Click here to see it! Download a Kindle copy by clicking on the image below!
Having collaborated with Susan Kokomo Lamb, we have now completed our first project, Dickon’s Diaries, an irreverent, naughty, humorous glimpse into the private life of our favourite Medieval monarch and his life in Muddleham Castle! It is definitely not to be taken seriously, but was written to cheer everyone up in these rather sad times. At the moment it is only available on Kindle, but the print version will be coming soon,
Meanwhile, click on the picture of the cover for the Kindle link – download a sample, if you’re not sure whether you will like it. It is a mix of ‘Carry On’ style and the Two Ronnies, with a medieval twist.
If you read it and enjoy it, please leave a review!