I shall be at Waterstones in Eastbourne on Saturday February 2nd, between 2 - 4 p.m, signing copies of my fifth Philip Devalle adventure,The Distant Hills and also copies of my first two books, in the series, Designs of a Gentleman: The Early Years and Designs of a Gentleman: The Darker Years. both of which have been recently republished by Troubador.
I shall be signing copies of all five of my books at Waterstones in Haywards Heath on Saturday March 14th between 11- 2 p.m.
I shall also be signing copies of all five of my books at The Rye Bookshop on Saturday March 23rd between 11 -3 p.m.
I will be taking part in the U.K. Southern Book show at Field Place in Worthing on Sunday April 28th between 10 â€“ 3 p.m.
and The Brighton and Hove Book Fayre on Saturday 8th June and Saturday 23rd November, both at the Unitarian Church, Brighton 10 - 4 p.m.
Would love to meet you at any of these events!
This book is about Philip Devalle, who is the hero of Judith Thomson's earlier books. Because it contains further adventures in his life, I could have read it as a standalone novel, although I have read the previous book.
The book is engaging from the start, and I was immediately drawn into the story. Without wishing to give any clues to the content, so as not to spoil the read, I will say that the book contained a number of situations that kept me reading on, just to see what would happen next. I got engaged with the characters and hooked by the suspense. I was reluctant to put the book down.
I enjoyed the novel and found it a compulsive page turner. The book is set in seventeenth century England and France, and it was very well researched. I enjoyed the details of everyday life and dress in particular, and the portrayals of Louis, the Sun King, and Charles II. The characters are very real and the book is a good read for fans of historical fiction.
Brought up in Lincolnshire, Judith studied Art in Leicester before moving to Sussex, where she still lives.
She is passionate about the seventeenth century and has gained much inspiration from visits to Paris and Versailles. She has written several stories based around actual events of the period, set in both England and France, and following the lives of some of the same characters.
She likes to paint, enjoys boating on the French canals and scuba diving in the Red Sea. She has helped on a local archaeological dig and enjoys exploring the ancient landscape of Britain as well as following Native American trails in the deserts of southwest U.S.A.
Judith has a blogsite, Judiththomsonblog.wordpress.com where she posts, amongst other things, a monthly blog entitled 350 years ago this month, based on the diaries of Samuel Pepys. She also has a website Judiththomsonsite.wordpress.com and is a Goodreads Author.