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Lucienne Boyce

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Lucienne Boyce writes historical fiction, non-fiction and biography. After gaining an MA in English Literature with the Open University in 2007, specialising in eighteenth-century fiction, she published her first historical novel, To The Fair Land (SilverWood Books, 2012), an eighteenth-century thriller set in Bristol and the South Seas.

Her second novel, Bloodie Bones: A Dan Foster Mystery (2015) is the first of the Dan Foster Mysteries and follows the fortunes of a Bow Street Runner who is also an amateur pugilist. Bloodie Bones was joint winner of the Historical Novel Society Indie Award 2016, and was a semi finalist for the M M Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction 2016. The second Dan Foster Mystery, The Butcher’s Block, was published
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Lucienne Boyce At the moment I’m working on the second Dan Foster Mystery, which takes as its background the government’s attempts to suppress the radical reform soc…moreAt the moment I’m working on the second Dan Foster Mystery, which takes as its background the government’s attempts to suppress the radical reform societies of the 1790s, and sets Dan on the trail of the murderer of a fellow police officer. I’m also working on a biography of suffragette Millicent Browne.(less)
Lucienne Boyce Inspiration comes from all sorts of places – from studying the eighteenth century, from local places and local history – I live in Bristol, England, w…moreInspiration comes from all sorts of places – from studying the eighteenth century, from local places and local history – I live in Bristol, England, where the streets and quays are full of history, and every village, tree and field has a story to tell. I also find inspiration through immersing myself in the culture of the period through its arts, literature and politics. One of the most important literary inspirations for Bloodie Bones was John Clare’s beautiful poem The Mores, which brings home the impact of enclosures on the working people affected by them. And I also see connections between what’s happening today and what happened in the past – the enclosures movement, for example, shaped our landscape, it helped alter people’s working patterns, and encouraged the development of industrial towns. (less)
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Pugs, Roos and Amazonians: Some Lesser Known Boxing Matches of the Eighteenth Century

In eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain, bare-knuckle boxing was a popular sport which drew followers from across the social spectrum, from the Prince of Wales and the aristocracy down. Charles Dickens loved a boxing match, and was one of the crowd who gathered in 1860 to watch Heenan v Sayers, which also included the Prime Minister, MPs and clergymen (see my blog Dickens and Chickens). Howev

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