The Quarrelling Coffins of Barbados

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http://www.marie-gameson.com/2017/10/29/chase-vault-coffins-barbados/The Quarrelling Coffins of Barbados – Chase Vault If you go to Christ Church in Oistins (on the south coast, about 7 miles from Bridgetown), go through the front gates of the churchyard, turn right, and further up on your right you will come across Continue Reading

One of the best biographies you will ever read

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http://www.marie-gameson.com/2017/10/27/chairman-mao-biography/7 facts about Chairman Mao – The Unknown Story In The Giddy Career of Mr Gadd (deceased) some of the characters argue over which 20th century leader was responsible for the most deaths. Winnie says that Chairman Mao’s actions were responsible for more deaths than Continue Reading

When you no longer know someone you know…

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http://www.marie-gameson.com/2017/10/23/no-longer-know-someone/   The lovely Jenny Kane has kindly given me a guest spot on her website (The Perfect Blend: Coffee and Kane) to talk about why I wrote The Giddy Career of Mr Gadd (deceased). It was tough, but there are no spoilers!

Changing funeral culture in China

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http://www.marie-gameson.com/2017/09/10/changing-funeral-china/ Changing funeral culture in China It may seem strange to start a post about the changes to funeral culture in China with a photo from Taiwan, but hopefully when you read this article it will make sense. Tom Williams has kindly let me guest on Continue Reading

Book Launch: The Giddy Career of Mr Gadd

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http://www.marie-gameson.com/2017/07/12/book-launch-the-giddy-career-of-mr-gadd/Book Launch: The Giddy Career of Mr Gadd (deceased) Many thanks to everyone for supporting the book launch at Browsers on July 15th. I hope everyone enjoyed the talk on the inspiration behind some of the themes in the book, including Chinese ancestor worship, and, of Continue Reading

Featured on the award winning blog ‘BeingAnne’

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http://www.marie-gameson.com/2017/07/08/monmouth-rebels-beinganne/Featured on the award winning blog ‘BeingAnne’ “She went in search of history and found her own future. Becky has lost her job and her direction in life so is thrilled when she gets the chance to go to Barbados and research the exiled Monmouth Continue Reading

Conversations with Jenny kane

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http://www.marie-gameson.com/2017/07/08/conversations-with-jenny-kane/Conversations with Jenny Kane “Do you model any of your characters after people you know? If so, do these people see themselves in your characters? The self-interested Francesca was based on a neighbour and school classmate of mine in Barbados. (Name changed – of course). Continue Reading

Rebels and Redlegs : Review by Tom Williams

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http://www.marie-gameson.com/2017/07/08/monmouth-rebels-redlegs/Rebels and Redlegs : Review by Tom Williams “Marie Evelyn is a fellow Accent-author. Her book, ‘The Turtle Run’ is not a historical novel exactly, but it is a story rooted in history – and a part of English history that still has a surprising Continue Reading