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Tim Darcy Ellis

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Tim Darcy Ellis (BA BSc, MHSc) is a writer, physiotherapy business owner and formerly a professional archaeologist.

His critically acclaimed debut, 'The Secret Diaries of Juan Luis Vives' is a fast-paced and meticulously researched historical novel. It brings back to life the largely forgotten Vives, a Spanish Jew and leading Renaissance humanist.

Based on real events "The Secret Diaries of Juan Luis Vives," is 'faction as fiction,' and was named as one of the Top 100 Indie books of the year by Kirkus Reviews in December 2020.

Award-winning narrator, Peter Noble delivers a stunning performance in the audiobook (to be released late Jan 2021). He takes the role and voice of Juan Luis Vives as he navigates the Tudor Court and encounters the we
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The lessons to be learned and excitement of history are too often obscured behind dates, places, and statistics—what’s missing is what lurks in the hearts of men (and women). History books would be so much more compelling if we knew the innermost feelings of the people who were there.

Few periods in history can compete with the intrigues of the early sixteenth century in Europe’s grand courts and p Read more of this blog post »
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"When this book released, I was firmly on the fence (see below for original thoughts).

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Honeybee was one of those books that I read pretty quickly, and for good reason; it is fast-paced, intriguing and the characters are enjoyable. I related to aspects of Sam’s journey and I was touched by his plight; s
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"I am torn over this novel. In some ways I really loved the sensitive story of Sam and his journey. In other ways I felt let down by clichèd tropes of big bad men and pissweak mothers; I didn’t truly feel the friendship between Vic and Sam as much as " Read more of this review »
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"the majority of you have probably never heard of craig silvey, but he is an australian author who wrote a delightful gem of a book called ‘jasper jones.’ its been over ten years since hes written a new novel, so i was ecstatic when i heard about " Read more of this review »
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Honeybee was one of those books that I read pretty quickly, and for good reason; it is fast-paced, intriguing and the characters are enjoyable. I related to aspects of Sam’s journey and I was touched by his plight; s
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"Total garbage because she gave away the ending of the Harry Potter series. Plus it is repetitive and it is very similar to her other book I read. Zero stars. "
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I was very much looking forward to this, as I have great respect for the author, and there are some real gems hidden amongst the long grass. On the whole, however, I felt that the content was thrown together in a ramshackle way, with rushed neg-ravin ...more
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Juan Luis Vives
“It ought to be the duty of the public officials to take pains to see that men help one another, that no one is oppressed, no one wronged by an unjust condemnation, and that the strong come to the assistance of the weak in order that the body of citizens may grow in love day by day and endure forever" Juan Luis Lives, 1525”
Juan Luis Vives

Melvyn Bragg
“The masculine pronouns are he, his and him But imagine the feminine she, shis and shim! So our English, I think you’ll all agree Is the trickiest language you ever did see.”
Melvyn Bragg, The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language

Melvyn Bragg
“Shakespeare shoved into bed together words that scarcely knew each other before, had never even been introduced.”
Melvyn Bragg, The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language

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