After an earlier career spent working and travelling around the world, including stints as cook on an outback cattle station, interpreter on expedition in Cameroon and English teacher in Jakarta, Pamela stumbled into writing as a way of funding a PhD in Medieval Studies. Settling at last in York, for several years she combined academic research with a successful career as a romance writer. Her thesis on the streets of later medieval and early modern York was finally completed in 2004 and she continues to work (very slowly) on a scholarly edition of the wardmote court records that formed the basis of her research. The Memory of Midnight is her second novel based on her study of Elizabethan York and written under her real name.
RT @OEWordhord: #OldEnglish #WOTD: scenc, m.n: a draught, cup. [SHENK] Image: @BLMedieval https://t.co/30koQcvNIo
by @PamHartshorne - 14 days ago
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220530941392774 - 19 days ago
I need help! I have been very low key on all social media fronts lately, thanks to a perfect storm of deadlines and elderly parent issues, but a week today I will be off to France. We're going to Magalas near Béziers, and my plan is to sit on the terrace sleeping, reading and drinking rosé for the whole week. Still frantically working through copy edits for THE CURSED WIFE though, and no time to stock up my Kindle, so please help by recommending a book you've enjoyed lately. I'm looking for escapist page turners in any genre - nothing worthy or meaningful that requires careful reading please!
220530941392774 - one month ago
Who recommended visiting Oxburgh Hall? I've been back in Norfolk and found plenty of inspiration there. The moated hall dates from the 15th century, bristles with Tudor chimneys and much of the decor is from the late 17th/early 18th centuries as far as I could gather. The wallpapers in particular were fabulous. So well worth a visit, and many thanks to whoever mentioned it here, as I would otherwise have driven right past. Oh, and doesn't that roof remind you of the one in Askerby Hall? Every time I climb a tower now, I think of Isobel and Kate in House of Shadows!
Gorgeous walk yesterday from Lastingham, inspiration for HOUSE OF SHADOWS. These are the moors Isabel loved, and here's the church in Lastingham, model for that in the fictional Askerby. The real St Mary's in Lastingham was founded in 654 AD.
Another busy week running up and down to London and battling deadlines, but earned myself a restorative walk on the moors today. Not the best of weather, and we got drenched in a couple of torrential downpours, complete with hail, but I do love it up there. A clear path, a big horizon and home to a hot bath. Perfect.
This is me at the moment!
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