Rose’s Playlist (13) – Witches’ Brew by Janie Jones

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.

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Witch on a broomstick

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 Image credit: Public Domain lakeside acquired from OCAL (Website)

Another Great Amazon Review for ‘Dickon’s Diaries’!

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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:

 512px-5_stars.svgKeeps you Laughing!

By RhiannonsWheel on 22 Mar. 2017
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
“Such a funny book. No one usually writes humour and Richard III…and in cod-Middle English, no less. Frances Lovell’s exploits in particular crack me up. Different and amusing.”

 

You can download ‘Dickon’s Diaries’ for Kindle or buy a print version here.

TWO Giveaways!

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

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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

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Reviews for Dickon’s Diaries

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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:

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Certes a moste amusinglye quilled diarye whyche gaveth muche laughter to alle Forsure Kynge Richard would have approveth and smileth! More Prithee!

Pic of five starsWould 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.

Pic of five starsToo 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.

Pic of five starsBanish 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

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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.

 Pic of five starsLove it!

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!

New book released!

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.

Cover of 'Dickon's Diaries'

If you read it and enjoy it, please leave a review!

Christmas Kindle Countdown Deals!

Three new Kindle countdown deals for you! Just click on the pics to go to the UK Kindle site!

From Saturday 10th December (Rose’s birthday!) until 17th, ‘Richard Liveth Yet:A Historical Novel Set in the Present Day’ will be on offer in the Kindle Store for only 99c/99p

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From Thursday 15th until 21st December, ‘Richard Liveth Yet (Book II): A Foreign Country’ will be available for 99c/99p

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From Christmas Day until New Year’s Day, ‘Richard Liveth Yet (Book III): Hearts Never Change’ will be there, again for 99c/99p

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Print Edition Now Available!

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Richard Liveth Yet (Book III): Hearts Never Change is now available on Amazon in a print version. It would make a great Christmas gift for a friend or family member who is a reader! Or for yourself, of course! (If you read it, please post a review).

Here are the currently available formats:

Amazon print

Amazon Kindle

 

If you would like a Blurb signed print copy, just email me at jrlarner@aol.com – they are £10 plus p & p!