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The Spy

Posted by Simon Parke, 18 Jan 2017

In my new historical novel, The soldier, the gaoler, the spy and her lover, the spy is Jane Whorwood – a tireless and inventive secret agent for the king, who became his lover along the way.

Jane had been helping Charles since the civil war, leaving her family to do so.

On one occasion, she’d smuggled a considerable amount of gold into Oxford where the king was surrounded…

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Trump and levels of awareness

Posted by Simon Parke, 17 Jan 2017

I’m interested by a recent study of Trump’s use of language.

He has a limited vocabulary, but one that is reckoned very effective for an audience that is nine-years-old.

This makes sense…

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You and your genius

Posted by Simon Parke, 16 Jan 2017

Some experts dis-attributed a number of paintings formerly attributed to Rembrandt.

They had no other choice.

They said they weren’t of equal quality to his other works, so obviously they couldn’t be by the Master…

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Cover of The Soldier, the Gaoler, the Spy and her Lover

My latest novel, The Soldier, the Gaoler, the Spy and her Lover, is published on 17 February by Marylebone House. It is January 30th, 1649. England is not a country that wishes to execute its divinely appointed king. Yet Charles I finds himself shivering on a cold scaffold in Whitehall, an executioner by his side. Charles wonders: how did this happen? Read more and pre-order your copy.

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