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Joanna Courtney

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My first literary accolade was a creative writing prize at primary school and from that point on I wanted to be a novelist. I was always reading as a child and often made up stories for my brother and sister on long car journeys. I was also a huge Enid Blyton fan and by ten I was writing my own (doubtless terrible) boarding school novels. Perhaps inevitably, I took my degree in English literature and it was at Cambridge, specialising in medieval literature, that I first discovered what has become a true passion for ancient history.

I took a sidestep after university to work in a wonderful textiles factory in Lancashire - a move that led me to my lovely husband, but didn't satisfy my yearning to write. Married and living in Derbyshire, howev
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Joanna Courtney Thanks so much for asking Esmeralda and no, no sabbatical planned. I've got too many books inside me! A proposal for a new series is currently with my…moreThanks so much for asking Esmeralda and no, no sabbatical planned. I've got too many books inside me! A proposal for a new series is currently with my publisher so watch this space... It's not quite the great characters you mention but is something in a similar vein. I hope to bring readers news of it soon. (less)
Joanna Courtney Am I allowed to choose one of my own? I have a real soft spot for the main couple in my second novel The Constant Queen. Harald Hardrada was known to…moreAm I allowed to choose one of my own? I have a real soft spot for the main couple in my second novel The Constant Queen. Harald Hardrada was known to have written love poetry to his eventual wife Elizaveta of Kiev, bemoaning the fact that she was spurning his love. Theirs seems to have been a sparky and passionate romance and it fascinates me.
My own work aside, I love Tess of the D'Urbevilles and find her 'relationship' (skewy as it is) with the complex Alec D'Arbeville a hugely clever part of the whole book.(less)
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