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Carolyn Hughes was born in London, but has lived most of her life in Hampshire. After a first degree in Classics and English, she started her working life as a computer programmer, in those days a very new profession. It was fun for a few years, but she left to become a school careers officer in Dorset.

But it was when she discovered technical authoring that she knew she had found her vocation. She spent the next few decades writing and editing all sorts of material, some fascinating, some dull, for a wide variety of clients, including an international hotel group, medical instrument manufacturers and the Government.

She has written creatively for most of her adult life, but it was not until her children grew up and flew the nest, several yea
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The problem with historical fiction…

[This post was originally written for The History Girls blog site.]


WHAT “problem”, you might well ask…


When I first embarked on writing historical fiction several years ago, I edged my way nervously into a genre that I felt instinctively I loved but was also terrified of making a complete hash of. In 2015, a year before I published my first historical novel, I had submitted my doctoral thesis,...

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Fortune's Wheel by Carolyn  Hughes
"During the Medieval period the plague went by several names, the most common being "the Pestilence" and "The Great Mortality". Theories about the cause of the disease were numerous, ranging from a punishment from God to planetary alignment to evil..." Read more of this review »
De Bohun's Destiny by Carolyn  Hughes
"Carolyn Hughes – De Bohuns Destiny (Meonbridge Chronicles 3)

The plot of the third installment of the Meonbridge Chronicles is set in the years from 1356 to 1358. Whereas the two previous novels focussed on the lives of ordinary people, the village..." Read more of this review »
De Bohun's Destiny by Carolyn  Hughes
"I was able to read an advanced copy in order to post an honest review thanks to the author.
Once again Carolyn Hughes does a great job bringing the medieval world to life! In De Bohun’s Destiny, the third Meonbridge Chronicle, we are given insight..." Read more of this review »
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I am afraid that I really didn't enjoy this very much. It was chosen for my Book Club and so I felt obliged to finish it but I did honestly find it rather dull. I couldn't find anything much to like in any of the characters, feeling annoyed with most ...more
Fortune's Wheel by Carolyn  Hughes
" Sadly, I can't really sing any more. I used to belong to the parents' choir at my children's school but I wasn't very good even then! Now, my voice is ...more "
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