Author Archives: Rosemary Noble

About Rosemary Noble

Writer, author, amateur historian and traveller

Van-Demonians: The Repressed History of Colonial Victoria

I was delighted to receive a copy of Van-Demonians at the end of last year (and also to find an acknowledgement of my small contribution to the research). Here is my review. Reading this book, I realised how fortunate our … Continue reading

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January Blues

Marketing books is such a chore. I know I ought to be doing much more with my new book due out on February 5th. The paperback will be later, I think. I keep getting sidetracked. I do want to share … Continue reading

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Definitely Not Bah Humbug

It felt like Christmas was touch and go again this year. But we did it. The first Christmas in our new house with all our immediate family. We had all been isolating for the previous week, keeping our fingers crossed. … Continue reading

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When a Novel is More like an Essay

Beautiful World, Where Are You – I enjoyed Sally Rooney’s Ordinary People and was looking forward to this new book despite mixed reviews. I guess this book is like marmite. You love or you hate it. This year, I have … Continue reading

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A Short Story

In my new Book, The Bluebird Brooch, there are several minor characters. Some never appear in person but are ghosts remembered by Peggy, Laura’s grandmother. One is Peggy’s father, a casualty from the first world war. Shell-shocked, he is mentally … Continue reading

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And Another Storm

The wind would arrive at 2.00 they said. It’s now 2.30 and it’s howling above my head. The rain hasn’t arrived yet… Two weeks ago, I sat by the sea drinking a cappuccino on a mild, sunny day. If you … Continue reading

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Two Big Announcements

Yesterday, I uploaded The Bluebird Brooch to Amazon for pre-order. I can’t tell you how relieved I am to have positive feedback from beta readers on the story which has taken so long to write. The book is going to … Continue reading

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A Nature Walk

A blue sky this morning invited me to walk. Three times, this week, I have sallied forth, but this time I had a purpose in mind. I need to write and have decided to rejoin a short story group but … Continue reading

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Phew!

Two and a half years but I think I have cracked it. I need to wait for some beta reader reaction, however, I am looking to publish The Bluebird brooch in late January / early February. This will give me … Continue reading

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Autumn Skies

Norfolk is renowned for its big skies but anywhere can enjoy wonderful skyscapes. I spend hours watching them. They change more than the landscape, hour by hour, minute by minute sometimes. My camera cannot capture the sunsets nor can a … Continue reading

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