Rosemary Sturge

Biography

I've been making up stories since I was a child, in fact my parents thought I would grow up to be a novelist, because I used to climb into their bed on Saturday mornings, aged three, and entertain them with long sagas about the adventures of my toys. My teachers were less impressed with my talent for fiction, probably because I wanted to write stories when they were looking for evidence that I understood facts. Most of my adult life has been devoted to practical things, teaching, organising people, being sensible, but now at last I have time to persue my interest in writing historical fiction.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
I love historical fiction, any period!
What do you read for pleasure?
Historical fiction, but also novels, biographies and who-dunnits.
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Books

A Storm In Summer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,210. Language: British English. Published: March 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
1651 Rob Haddon, cavalryman in Cromwell's New model Army, returns to his family's farm on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales . Instead of the peaceful, cheerful welcome he expects, he finds his sister-in-law murdered and his mother,brother and sister missing. As one mystery is solved, another rears its head. Storm clouds are gathering over the dale.
The Cave Painter's Daughter And Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,140. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: February 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This is a collection of short stories set at differing periods, starting with a murder story set in pre-historic times, a dramatic encounter during the English Civil War, and some of the adventures of Tilly Price, a little maid working at ‘the big house’ during the Edwardian era, who is a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes.
Death of a Daughter of Venice
Price: $3.29 USD. Words: 81,830. Language: British English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General
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1739 The Venice of Vivaldi and Canaletto. Harry Brierfield, a young Englishman is attempting to establish himself painting cityscapes for his compatriots doing the Grand Tour. Things turn disastrous when he finds a body in a canal. Paola, a young musician and the dead girl’s friend, is ready to co-opt his assistance in discovering who did kill Sonia. But can they do it?
Sir Thomas and the Abbess Martha
Price: Free! Words: 1,660. Language: British English. Published: September 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The ghosts of Mayfield Abbey, wicked Sir Thomas, and saintly Abbess Martha, rarely agree about anything, but when they discover that their beloved stately pile is in danger they may be forced to co-operate!

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