Anyway, over to Pamela:
|photograph copyright Kippa Matthews|
An interest in history, and the consequent pleasures and problems of a split identity, is something Kate and I share. In fact, it was history that sent me stumbling into writing in the first place, over 20 years ago, when I was looking for a way to fund a PhD (not a strategy I would recommend, but that’s another story!) and I’ve spent the years since juggling my Jessica Hart romance writing hat with the hat I wear when I’m researching Elizabethan rubbish disposal, blocked sewers and nuisance neighbours (all of which is a lot more interesting than it sounds, I promise).
|York rooftops copyright Kippa Matthews|
The historian in me says that would never be possible, but the writer disagrees. Time’s Echo is a ‘time slip’ in the tradition of Barbara Erskine, playing with the idea of what it would be like if you could go back, if you did know exactly what that would be like. And how that would make you feel …
So here’s a brief blurb:
Ever restless as she tries to outrun her memories of the Boxing Day tsunami, Grace Trewe comes to York to sort out her dead godmother’s affairs. Her stay is meant to be a brief one, but in York she discovers that time can twist and turn in ways she never imagined. Increasingly drawn back into the life of Hawise Aske, whose own life in the Tudor city has uncanny parallels to her own, Grace learns just how powerful – and dangerous – the past can be.
You can find out more about Time’s Echo and read an excerpt on my website www.pamelahartshorne.com. I am slowly building up a Pamela Hartshorne blog http://pamelahartshorne.blogspot.co.uk/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pamela-Hartshorne-Author/220530941392774 and I’d be really happy to see anyone there if you’d care to stop by!
As my contribution to Kate’s blog party, I’ve brought along a copy of Time’s Echo to give away. I love that quote at the beginning of The Go-Between, about the past being a foreign country, so here’s my question:
If you could choose to go back in time, which historical figure would you like to meet?
I’ll pick a winner from any answers in the comments below, using my cutting edge eeny-meeny-miny-mo system. In the meantime, congratulations to Kate, and here’s to 50 more books, whenever they’re set!