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The incredible novel of Elizabeth I, “The Truth of the Line” by Melanie V. Taylor is now available in three formats

  • Paperback
  • E-book
  • ALL NEW Audio Book

You can get the audio book from Amazon/Audible or the iStore, but why not take advantage of our on-site downloader where you can get the book Right HERE!.

Check out the trailer for the audio book here on Youtube…

Don’t miss out on this exciting tale of the Elizabethan Court and those who revolved around it.

Posted by Tim Ridgway on June 16, 2014

A huge thank you to Katrin Figge for her excellent review of “George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier & Diplomat” by Claire Ridgway and Clare Cherry in today’s Jakarta Globe newspaper.

Jakarta Newspaper

This article is incredibly well written and really shows the passion that both Claire and Clare have for their subject.

You can read the article in the newspaper here: Jakarta Globe review of George Boleyn.

Alternatively you can view the review on their website:

Posted by Tim Ridgway on May 27, 2014

We’ve just been made aware of a very detailed and great quality review of one of our books … George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier & Diplomat by Claire Ridgway and Clare Cherry.

We’re really pleased by how this new book is being accepted by the historical community and, combined with the hard work that both Claire and Clare are putting in, this book is destined to be a great success.

Visit the original site here:
Posted by Tim Ridgway on May 26, 2014

Today we can announce that our authors Claire Ridgway and Clare Cherry will be running a HUGE virtual book tour to promote their new book “George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier & Diplomat”.

The two historians will be writing interesting historical articles, giving an insight into their book writing and research, and most of all sharing with the world their discoveries about Queen Anne Boleyn’s brother. Their aim is to bring him out of the shadows and help people to see how interesting a character he was.

The book tour is following this schedule:

  • Monday 26 May – Anne Boleyn: From Queen to History where they share what the sources tell us about George Boleyn the man.
  • Tuesday 27 May – Nerdalicious, where Olga interviews us about George.
  • Wednesday 28 May – The Tudor Tutor, where they will share our thoughts on George’s relationship with Henry VIII.
  • Thursday 29 May – Susan Higginbotham’s History Refreshed blog, where they will talk about George’s position as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports.
  • Friday 30 May –, where they are interviewed about George and our book by Beth von Staats.
  • Monday 2 June – The Lady Jane Grey Reference Guide, where they discuss how they came to be writing this book together.
  • Tuesday 3 June – On the Tudor Trail, to answer 20 questions.
  • Wednesday 4 June – The Tudor Cafe for a Q&A session.
  • Thursday 5 June –, where they share our favourite primary sources.
  • Friday 6 June – The Tudor Roses, where they share an extract from our book about George’s love of falconry.
  • Saturday 7 June – Gareth Russell’s Confessions of a Ci-devant, where they look at George Boleyn’s scaffold speech.

Make sure you follow along for your daily chances to win a copy of this fascinating historical biography of George Boleyn.

Posted by Tim Ridgway on May 16, 2014

Early yesterday, the popular website TheAnneBoleynFiles passed a huge and critical landmark … their Facebook page has over 100,000 likes!

Get 100000 Facebook Likes

This is obviously a vast number of people who know and appreciate Claire Ridgway’s hard work in researching the Tudor period.

There are, of course, a vast number of factors involved in getting so many Facebook likes, but here’s a list of things off the top of my head which have enabled this to happen:

  • Constantly blogging. Claire now posts at minimum one blog post a day
  • Automatically linking Facebook to the main website. Write once, distribute everywhere.
  • Posting on Facebook with more “topical” and “interesting” articles, making it a lively place to absorb information.
  • Always giving, giving, giving. Claire shares and highlights other websites and pages which she thinks are helpful to her readers, and always personally thanks people who share information.
  • Commenting back to people on Facebook … everyone likes a human.
  • Making the website and Facebook pages a friendly environment. Bullying is not allowed, and everyone is encouraged to share and join in.
  • Posting about things relevant to “NOW”, even though it is a historical website. Things like events, TV programmes, theatre, films
  • Keyword and topic rich articles. When you know what your readers want to hear, you should get on and MAKE THEM THAT CONTENT

Above all, Claire really does tirelessly work on her website and Facebook account. Hard work really does pay off!

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Posted by Tim Ridgway on April 30, 2014

Released yesterday, “George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier & Diplomat” by Claire Ridgway and Clare Cherry has become an instant bestseller in several history-based categories on Amazon.

Claire Ridgway, bestseller on Amazon

From this morning’s page, “George Boleyn” is ranked #5,235 in the Amazon paid Kindle store and is rising rapidly. However it is ranked #1 in the Kindle Store “World, 16th Century” category and #2 in “Books, History, Modern, 16th Century”, and with hundreds of books sold already, we are expecting great things from this book.

Well done to both Claire Ridgway and Clare Cherry for their hard work on this amazing and unique book.

Posted by Tim Ridgway on April 16, 2014
Popular - The Audio Book

Popular – The Audio Book

Together with our fantastic teen-market author Gareth Russell, we’ve been working every waking hour to get an audio book version of Gareth’s book “Popular – Book One of the Popular Series” ready for publication.

Today the book has moved one step forwards, as we have now uploaded it ready for publication on audio book websites such as Amazon, Audible and the iStore. Fans of Gareth and his popular teen fiction (pun intended!) won’t have to wait much longer for this book to be available. But in the meantime, here is a little sample audio from the book for you listen to…

We love Gareth’s smooth Irish accent, and if you’re anything like us, you’ll find that after listening to “Popular” you’ll be coming out with Irish phrases in your every day life. Well done Gareth.

Announcements as to the availability of this all-new audio book will follow as they are available.

Yad VashemWe received an email today from the Yad Vashem Library in Jerusalem ( letting us know that Melanie V. Taylor’s amazing short story “The Walls of Truth” has been accepted by them as part of their collection.

Your donation is particularly welcome because our library not only seeks to serve its readers today, but is a repository for published and book-form information about the Holocaust and related events for the generations to come.
- Rachel Cohen,Assistant to the Library Director

Well done Melanie for helping such an important library, and for continuing to spread your writing worldwide.

Two of our authors, Claire Ridgway and Clare Cherry, are soon to be publishing a new book “George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat”, which is to be the only modern biography of George Boleyn, brother to Queen Anne Boleyn.

As part of the lead-up to the launch, the two “C”s have recorded a series of interviews based on questions from readers of TheAnneBoleynFiles. We had a lot of fun recording them, and have had lots of hair-pulling in the editing suite!

Here are the first three videos:

There are going to be nine videos in total for this series, so all you Tudor fans … enjoy!