Author Archives: hcannam

New paperback!

‘A Scent of Roses’ is now out in paperback. It’s the first of my novels never to have been in a print book before, and the only novel for which I’ve done all the publishing, first as an ebook and … Continue reading

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Referendum reflections

‘We can’t decide how to vote, me and my friends,’ said a woman in Durham last Tuesday. ‘We’re going to toss a coin.’ The most important decision about Britain’s future in decades, to be decided by the toss of a … Continue reading

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Not so very long ago…

I had a shock yesterday. Circumstances have forced me to tidy my study (well, when the heating engineer needs to run pipes under your built-in desk unit, that has to be a sign doesn’t it?). In a long-forgotten corner, I … Continue reading

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Critical pause…

I’d forgotten how much work is involved in writing a historical novel. It’s not just the research, but the need to immerse yourself in the minds and hearts of people living in very different times, with quite different hopes and … Continue reading

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A very good review?

Every author loves a good review. We all wish that every one of the readers of our books would give us at least 3 stars and say something nice about our writing. Apart from anything else, good reviews on Amazon … Continue reading

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A New Year Wish

I have one heartfelt wish for 2016—that we should all be kinder to one another. Back in 2012, I posted this on my blog. It may be old, but I feel it bears repetition, though I wish it didn’t.

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Story-tellers

There’s one big plus to living in the depths of the country: everyone who calls, however routinely, is always ready for a cup of tea and a chat. That’s something I miss now we’ve moved to the city. There was … Continue reading

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Queen of the Road— new edition!

For those who like ‘real’ books, Queen of the Road, sequel to Family Business, is now available as a paperback here

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Ruthless Revision

I should have known it was mistake. Being married to a man with an aversion to history, and no historical sense at all, is not perhaps ideal for a writer of historical novels. What’s more, I never, ever, let anyone … Continue reading

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We are what we wear?

‘Mabels’, they used to be called, at least when (as Caroline Martin) I was being published by Mills and Boon back in the late 70s/early 80s. That stood for ‘Mills and Boon in a Long Skirt’, which was the publishers’ … Continue reading

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