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Penny Hampson

A Curious Case

November 28th, 2021

It’s not long until my next paranormal mystery/romance, A Plethora of Phantoms, is released. Set in present day Bath, the story features a Regency period dressing case. The idea came to me when I spotted this beauty on the internet. As you can see, the case is cleverly designed to hold everything that a well-heeled […]

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What Time Does My Coach Depart? Researching Stagecoach Travel in the Regency

May 26th, 2019

Recently, I’ve been looking into stagecoach travel in the early 1800s. I already knew basic facts, but in order to get what may turn out to be a very small part of my next book absolutely correct, more research was required. The problem was that I have to get one of my characters from London […]

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The Canal Built to Trap an Army

January 19th, 2019

Have you heard of the Royal Military Canal? Up to fairly recently, I hadn’t. An entry in the Gentleman’s Magazine for December 1810 brought it to my attention. It reported that a soldier had drowned in the canal, having fallen in when it was dark. The report didn’t mention the site of the tragedy, stating […]

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What am I doing?

August 25th, 2018

It’s been a long time since I wrote something for this blog, life just keeps getting in the way. Though it hasn’t all been work, work, work, I’m happy to say. I’ve spent a considerable amount of time trying to learn how one should promote one’s book, and how to do it without getting on […]

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