Very well written and a fascinating picture of life in a Cornish village at the turn of the 20th century.”
Marion Husband’s The Boy I Love Trilogy, called the “pinnacle of gay historical fiction” by Goodreads reviewer Erastes has recently had some great reviews from the Historical Novel Society.
Book one, The Boy I Love was reviewed by Ann Northfield who said the book “is character- and idea-driven rather than being action-packed, and the characters are particularly vivid and real. Although perhaps not the most loveable or nicest of people, they certainly remain in the mind after the book is closed as being fully fleshed and human.
Book two, All the Beauty of the Sun was reviewed by Barbara Goldie. Barbara said “The story is well researched and has lots of detail and emotion. It moves on at a cracking pace and keeps the reader’s interest so much that it could easily be read in one or two sessions.”
Book three Paper Moon was reviewed by Sally Zigmond who said “the writing is intelligent, and the emotions heartfelt”.
If you haven’t read the series yet you can buy them at the links below, and follow Marion on Twitter at: @MarionHusband.
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“History is just one damned thing after another” – Arnold Toynbee
Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary’s, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don’t do ‘time-travel’ – they ‘investigate major historical events in contemporary time’. Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power – especially given their propensity for causing loud explosions when things get too quiet.
Meet the disaster-magnets of St Mary’s Institute of Historical Research as they ricochet around History. Their aim is to observe and document – to try and find the answers to many of History’s unanswered questions…and not to die in the process.
But one wrong move and History will fight back – to the death. And, as they soon discover – it’s not just History they’re fighting.
Follow the catastrophe curve from eleventh-century London to World War I, and from the Cretaceous Period to the destruction of the Great Library at Alexandria. For wherever Historians go, chaos is sure to follow in their wake …
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A new generation of the Maxwell family are farming at Wester Rullion during the 1980s. Young Paul Maxwell and his cousin Ryan are determined to work together to restore the farm’s prosperity. How will they achieve their ambitious aims – only with the support of their grandparents? Can they overcome the hurdles of new farming regulations?
Will Ryan get his heart’s desire and marry Molly Nairne, daughter of a prosperous local farmer? What of Paul – abandoned by his mother as a young boy – who is adamant that he will never fall in love? Can a new arrival at the farm cause him to change his mind?