Robert Stephen Parry

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Robert Stephen Parry is a UK writer of adult historical fiction, bringing you stories from a wide range of time periods, from Tudor & Elizabethan, through 18th-century Georgian, right up to the era of Victorian England and the Belle Époque. Well researched and vivid historical settings combine with unusual elements of mystery, romance and magical realism. Publications to date:
2019 QUEEN VICTORIA - and the Men who Loved Her
2016 THE TESTAMENT OF SOPHIE DAWES - The Queen of Chantilly and a Scandal at the Heart of Victorian Society
2015 THE HOURS BEFORE - A Story of Mystery and Suspense from the Belle Époque
2014 ELIZABETH - The Virgin Queen and the Men who Loved Her
2013 WILDISH- A story Concerning Different Kinds of Love
2011 THE ARROW CHEST - A
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“A man should not glory in what he already knows but in what he has yet to learn.”
Robert Parry, Virgin And The Crab: Sketches, Fables And Mysteries From The Early Life Of John Dee And Elizabeth Tudor

“Writing a novel is a bit like making a sword. First, you take all the raw material and melt it down in a crucible, then you take it to the anvil and hammer out as many of the impurities as possible before folding and turning the whole thing over on itself and hammering it out again. The more often you can fold it over and incorporate another layer the stronger it will be. Finally, put an edge on it, give it a handle to show to the world, and the job's done. The result should be something flexible and elegant; perfectly balanced, of suitable length and, above all with a point to it.”
Robert Parry

“I believe we do well to fall asleep each night with books. We enter the library of our dreams in good company then.”
Robert Stephen Parry, The Hours Before

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“A man should not glory in what he already knows but in what he has yet to learn.”
Robert Parry, Virgin And The Crab: Sketches, Fables And Mysteries From The Early Life Of John Dee And Elizabeth Tudor

“I believe we do well to fall asleep each night with books. We enter the library of our dreams in good company then.”
Robert Stephen Parry, The Hours Before

“The past is what nourishes and sustains us. It is like going to work on a good breakfast.”
Robert Stephen Parry, The Testament of Sophie Dawes: The Queen of Chantilly and a Scandal at the Heart of Victorian Society

“Stories are one of the most powerful ways in which we communicate ideas among ourselves. They are the stuff that brings us together, the things we celebrate, the things we share with one another.”
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