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by Antoine Vanner
Fri March 29th, 2013, 2:07 pm
Forum: Books by Historical Fiction Online Members
Topic: Guidelines and Additions
Replies: 76
Views: 26246

Turkey, Russia and Bulgaria during the Russo -Turkish War of 1877-78

[I]Britannia's Wolf [/I]by Antoine Vanner http://www.amazon.com/dp/1480275271

British naval officer is seconded unofficially to Turkish service and finds love as well as danger
by Antoine Vanner
Fri March 29th, 2013, 1:12 pm
Forum: Author Announcements
Topic: Antoine Vanner publishes "Britannia's Wolf"
Replies: 5
Views: 1285

Antoine Vanner publishes "Britannia's Wolf"

"Britannia's Wolf", the first novel in the Dawlish Chronicles series, has just been published. You can find out more by going to my website on: http://dawlishchronicles.com/ The website provides extensive background to the story and characters. Of particularly interest may be the short biography of ...
by Antoine Vanner
Fri March 29th, 2013, 1:00 pm
Forum: Member Writings
Topic: Antoine Vanner publishes "Britannia's Wolf"
Replies: 0
Views: 1037

Antoine Vanner publishes "Britannia's Wolf"

Oops! This should have been under Authors' Announcements!

Apologies all round!
by Antoine Vanner
Mon March 4th, 2013, 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cliches in Historical Fiction
Replies: 138
Views: 10839

Major concern about realism: lack of portrayal of ignorance on subjects we take for granted. Examples include: Disease: Where does it come from? The concept of Bacteriological infection came about only in the 19th Century. The vector for Malaria and Yellow Fever was only discovered towards the end o...
by Antoine Vanner
Fri February 15th, 2013, 6:07 pm
Forum: Questions and Research
Topic: Mud Brick
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Some of the oldest mud-brick I have seen was at Mari, in Syria, an ancient Sumerian and Amorite city on the western bank of Euphrates river, some 120 km southeast of Deir ez-Zor, Syria. It is thought to have been inhabited since the 5th millennium BC, although it flourished with series of superimpos...
by Antoine Vanner
Sat February 9th, 2013, 7:15 pm
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: Started up a blog
Replies: 3
Views: 1287

Dear Helen:

You say you're not an expert but you could have fooled me! This blog is magnificent!

Keep it up!
by Antoine Vanner
Tue February 5th, 2013, 12:58 pm
Forum: Group Story
Topic: Group Story: A tale most cliche
Replies: 31
Views: 17674

Wilhemina woke with a start. "Drat!" she thought. "I'm so tired I just drifted off. And that dream about Mars and Venus was pretty grim, not to mention that dragon and all those ghastly Scandinavians! It's back to work if I want to get even with Elspeth." It was easier said than done however - she w...
by Antoine Vanner
Sat February 2nd, 2013, 9:28 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Historical Novel Society Conference 2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2092

Sounds interesting! But what are the dates?
by Antoine Vanner
Fri February 1st, 2013, 9:15 am
Forum: Group Story
Topic: Group Story: A tale most cliche
Replies: 31
Views: 17674

Wilhemina was panting when she finally reached her bower, but her aching knees (and the uncomfortable thought that they would be even more painful, years hence, when she had become a crone) were not enough to keep her from her bookshelf. A vicious smile spread over her features as she puled out Volu...
by Antoine Vanner
Wed January 23rd, 2013, 1:45 pm
Forum: Group Story
Topic: Group Story: A tale most cliche
Replies: 31
Views: 17674

... he is descended from Shadowfax, mount of Gandalf! No horse is faster!" Wilhemina ground her teeth as she saw Elspeth and her lover, and that mysterious second man, disappear over horizon in a cloud of dust. "Revenge will be mine," she thought, "but first I need to get back to my bower where I ca...

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