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Shayne Parkinson

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I write historical novels set in New Zealand, starting in the 1880s and continuing through to the 1920s. I'm fascinated by social history, particularly that of my own country. I was born in New Zealand, and apart from two years in England have lived here all my life. I'm married to my childhood sweetheart, who grew up in the farming valley that's the inspiration for my imaginary one.

We have a few acres in the countryside, where we have an orchard and a large vegetable garden, and a small flock of sheep to keep the grass down. We make our own wine, cider, jams, jellies and sauces.

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Shayne Parkinson Hi Jo, great to hear that you're eager for the sequel! It's taking longer than I'd expected, partly because some of the research has meant a lot of di…moreHi Jo, great to hear that you're eager for the sequel! It's taking longer than I'd expected, partly because some of the research has meant a lot of digging in various archives, not to mention several trips to Wellington to visit those archives! A lot of fun, but it can be very time-consuming.

It's coming on well, but still a few months away, I think.(less)
Shayne Parkinson I'm currently working on the sequel to "Daisy's War". The new book begins in 1918, with the first signs of the influenza pandemic. We follow Daisy as …moreI'm currently working on the sequel to "Daisy's War". The new book begins in 1918, with the first signs of the influenza pandemic. We follow Daisy as she strives towards her ambition of one day becoming a doctor.(less)
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I’m delighted to announce that my latest book, Tom and George, will be released on 17 December 2021, and is available for pre-order now. Links to retailers: Get the Books.

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When Jack Leith died in 1899, his bequest to Tom and George, the children of his second marriage, was five hundred pounds and an understanding that they would always take care of their mother. The money was to be

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James More does not have the audiobook rights to "Sentence of Marriage". I still hold those rights myself, and have never licensed them to him or to anyone else. The first I knew of this audiobook was when it appeared on Amazon, without my per See Full Answer
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“Dreams were for people who had some hope of making them come true.”
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“Aren’t you scared of him?’ Amy asked, slumping down and trying to make herself inconspicuous. ‘He always looks so fierce. Don’t you remember that time he nearly caught us on his land? I was sure he’d give us a beating if he’d got hold of us.’ ‘Humph! My pa would have had something to say to him if he had.’ ‘That wouldn’t have been much comfort.’ ‘Yes, it would. Anyway, who’d be scared of him—sour old man like that.’ Lizzie dismissed Charlie Stewart with a wave of her hand.”
Shayne Parkinson, Sentence of Marriage

“he gets all this advice. Anyway, I don’t think Frank”
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