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A Tapestry of Time

A Tapestry of Time [Kindle Edition]

Judith Arnopp
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Product Description

A collection of short stories from historical novelist Judith Arnopp. Snippets of history ranging from the Tudor court of Henry VII to The Battle of Waterloo in the 19th century. Plus excerpts from her novels.

Please note:This publication is written in British English. Spellings and grammatical conventions are conversant with the UK.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 216 KB
  • Print Length: 78 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006K0X4NO
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #180,405 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I live on a smallholding in West Wales with my husband, John, and two of our grown-up children. We used to do the whole self sufficiency thing but the fox ate all the chickens, the slugs ate all the lettuce and ill health forced us to give up the battle. Now we care for our daughter's three elderly ponies and wrestle with our two very naughty Jack Russells.

My greatest loves have always been writing and history. Since I was very small I have had a book in one hand and a pen in the other. These days, I have progressed to this wonderful machine which allows me to write the sort of books I love to read. Historical settings with a good strong lead female.

One of the great tragedies of history is that monastic chroniclers didn't think women sufficiently important enough to give them space on the record. This has caused women to be under-represented and, in my opinion, also often incorrectly cateogorised. Of course, the male section of medieval society tried to suppress their women; it still happens today but that doesn't mean that every one of them bowed down to male authority.

There were women like Aethelflaed, who ruled Mercia for thirty four years, led armies against the vikings, refortified the Roman towns of Chester and Tamworth, founded Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth, Warwick and Stafford. Eleanor of Aquitaine who, among other things, ruled England on behalf of her son, King Richard the lionheart's behalf until he could come to claim his throne. Margaret of Anjou who fought unsuccessfully for her son's rights and Margaret Beaufort whose campaign to put her son, Henry vii, on the throne, was rather more successful. Mary Banks who, along with her daughters and a handful of servants, withstood a siege at Corfe castle on behalf of King Charles during the civil war.

These are just a few examples of women who 'displayed a courage far above their sex as to surprise and disconcert their men' and they are the type of women you will find in my novels.

you can find more information and exerpts from my novels on and also follow my blog on

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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderul collection of tales 18 Sep 2013
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I loved this anthology of tales and excerpts from the pen of Judith Arnopp. Each one is an atmospheric snippet of history, ranging from the time of Henry Vlll right up to more modern times. An imaginative and often thought-provoking little book to dip into when you want something tasty but short to read. It will be loved by her fans and all readers who enjoy well-written tales.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me 4 Feb 2014
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I had thought this was more than just 'feeders' to her other work. I have deleted this volume as it did not live up to my expectations.
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3.0 out of 5 stars An Uneven, but Interesting, Mix 26 Aug 2013
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This isn't really a book in its own right; it's a mixed collection of short stories unpublished elsewhere and excerpts from published novels, with links for purchasing the full novels on line. That said, I got it free on Amazon, and it provided pleasant dinner reading for an evening, so I'm not really complaining.

The writing is a bit uneven. Overall, it feels underdeveloped, with some very interesting ideas, but everything is very bare bones. The editing definitely needs work, as the typos are significant enough to be distracting.

My favorite reads were actually the short stories, which seemed to be built around more original ideas than the book excerpts.

I have ordered digital samples of several of the author's books from Amazon. I have a feeling I would really enjoy some, if not all, of them: I just need to figure out which ones.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 10 July 2014
By Dawn F. Ryan - Published on
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omg i love this book!!
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting 23 Jan 2014
By Rebecca - Published on
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Interesting subjects well handled but if you are noy in UK or USA you are left out on a limb.
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