Geraldine Humphries

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I disliked school, which I regret, but I found history,geography and English interesting, although I had difficulty writing stories and poems. My passion has always been sport, becoming a Midland champion in two swimming strokes; then I discovered fencing, which gave me the opportunity to travel abroad representing Great Britain until illness prevented me from realizing my dream. I didn't start writing until I was in my fifties, and it's always been the historical stories which have interested me. My research is thorough, cross-checking through diaries and letters, not just the internet, consequently, writing is slow.
I live in the West Midlands and am a companion to four cats - I think!

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Researching and imagining myself as characters in that era, which in my case is early Victorian, especially the Crimean War. Some people think I'm old enough to remember first hand - I sometimes feel that old!
What are you working on next?
While working on 'Blood on their Petticoats, I learned a lot about the women whose soldier husbands went off to the Crimea. I started with them readying themselves, then the trauma of the draw on the dock to see if they could board - only six women per one hundred men. Their journey to Varna, and then on to the Crimea, where they trekked across to Sevastopol and Balaclava. I have tried to weave my fictional characters stories into the war time-line.I have a working title, not very original, 'MUD on their Petticoats', can't think of any other title at present, but it does sum up that time in history. It is very slow going because of the research. I cross reference everything through diaries and letters from that age. I also have a supernatural Victorian/modern day story started,
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Arnold
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Price: Free! Words: 14,400. Language: British English. Published: August 16, 2014 by Geraldine Humphries. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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These are some of the 'adventures' ten years old, Arnold Tibbs has whilst being, just Arnold. His imagination takes him into realms of fantasy that others' cannot envisage.

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Blood On Their Petticoats
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,960. Language: British English. Published: July 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Educational
For Isobel Spry the war in the Crimea meant one thing at first – her lover Edmund was a surgeon there, working in the hospitals, operating on soldiers back from the battlefields. Having had a little experience in nursing, she decides to accompany and assist Florence Nightingale in tending to the sick and wounded. But what she finds there is far beyond what her genteel sensibilities could imagine.

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