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The role of the Confederacy in World War 2

This epitaph, ‘for your tomorrow we gave our today,’ was published on a Confederate page relating to the American civil…

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The South as an English country estate

In my latest novel ‘Rebel Liar,’ which is set in the American Civil War, one of the characters describes the…

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The Confederate flag in book cover design

I can’t decide whether to use the American civil war era Confederate flag on the book cover for a novel…

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Writing character description: introducing a character by name

This is a pretty good way of writing character description, or more specifically introducing a character by name. I call…

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Writing description: the Confederate Secret Service

I’ve encountered a problem when describing the Confederate Secret Service in the American Civil War novel which I’m writing. I’m…

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The Hold part 2

  Captain Bowen decided that he had punished the Union agent who was imprisoned in the hold of his ship…

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The Hold

Captain Samuel Bowen, master of the schooner ‘Harbinger,’ moved across the deck and opened a door which revealed a flight…