Tag Archives: Braveheart

AN IMPORTANT LIFE LESSON

None of us like doing things we don’t want to do. But if we want something bad enough, we have to be prepared to get our feet wet.  

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THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY IS THE NEXT BIG THING

Elizabeth Storrs, author of The Wedding Shroud, has tagged me in the author blog hop, The Next Big Thing. Like me, Elisabeth is from the Land Down Under but her heart is in Italy. Her wonderful novel, The Wedding Shroud, … Continue reading

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5½ REASONS NOT TO BURN RICHARD THE THIRD

Tell me: how many of you did not enjoy Braveheart because the Scots wear kilts (which weren’t in common usage until 4oo years later) and because primae noctis is probably a myth? Would such historical errors have bothered you more … Continue reading

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HISTORICAL OR FICTION?

I received an email the other day from a reader who had come across HAREM, liked the first chapter, and wrote to me: ‘… before I read any more, I want to know if it’s all factual and true.’ Now … Continue reading

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BRAVEHEART IS HUNG DRAWN AND OSTRACIZED

Last Friday in LA there was a benefit dinner in which Robert Downey Junior received the 25th American Cinematheque Award. But the night was actually all about Mel Gibson. Downey had Gibson (the ‘surprise guest’) present him with the award … Continue reading

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