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Inside History magazine ~ www.insidehistorymagazine.co.uk
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***Our second issue’s theme is Crime and the Underworld and will hit our store in January 2020***

About Inside History ~

Inside History takes you closer to the past one theme at a time. Each issue is packed with articles dedicated to each theme by some of the finest historians in their field of expertise.

Our first theme focuses on the grisly history of Medicine and Surgery featuring articles from Dr Lindsey Fitzharris, Dr John Woolf, Louise Wyatt and our team.

Our second issue’s theme is Crime and the Underworld and will hit our store in January 2020.

Q&A with editor Nick Kevern ~

Q) For the readers, can you give a summary of yourself and your new venture?

A) I was a History teacher for about 6 years but I have always wanted to work in magazines. Teaching is a great job but it wasn’t for me so I decided to call it a day. It was an incredibly tough decision to make as it was all I had known. When I left, I became
a freelance sports writer and was lucky enough to write for a number of golf publications. I started my own golf magazine called “Golfhacker” which was dedicated to golfers like me. Those who loved it but weren’t that great. However, history has always been a major part of my DNA and I wanted to create a new history magazine so I took the plunge.

Q) How did you decide on individual themes/era’s and what is in store for readers in the future editions?

A) The vast majority of history magazines are either general history magazines or those that focus on a specific niche within the genre. There are some brilliant history magazines out there so it felt important to do something different. So I decided to theme each issue around a concept or sub genre within the field. The first was the history of Medicine. I chose this as many teachers and students deal with Medicine as part of their GCSE course. It is also a history that is often overlooked but could allow the magazine
to stand out from the crowd. Future editions for 2020 will include Crime and the Underworld, Witchcraft and the Occult, and Power behind the Throne.

Q) As a new venture, who have been your supporters and cheerleaders?

A) I have been very lucky to get some brilliant historians involved with the first issue and already there are plenty gathering for future issues. If I was to highlight a couple of cheerleaders then I would certainly highlight Lindsey Fitzharris, John Woolf and
Louise Wyatt. Lindsey is a very popular figure within the history world and has written the bestselling “The Butchering Art”. She has a huge social media following so when she offered to write for the first issue it was a dream come true as I was crowdfunding.
Her generosity has been immense, and I will always be truly grateful to her for helping to make it happen. John is joining me again for the second issue and is also taking part in our first live event in Chester later in November. I’m also delighted to reveal
that the Old Operating Theatre in London will be our first official stockist. It is an amazing museum and well worth checking if you ever want to see how operations were carried out in the Victorian period.

Q) As someone who personally devours non-fiction. I am aware it can be more expensive than fiction and genre titles. Does Inside History magazine offer the reader’s the chance to sample title’s and the content within via the articles?

A) Those involved with the magazine are a mix of published and unpublished writers. Those that are published have carefully linked their articles to their published books. With this in mind, it gives our readers a really good sample of their work and we are hoping that it will encourage the reader to want to know more. At the end of each article we provide details of their latest books. For unpublished writers that we include I hope that it can lead to bigger things for them and give them the exposure that they deserve.
As we all know, writing is a very difficult industry so if we can help writers in any way then it is certainly worth it.

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Dr Lindsey Fitzharris
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The Butchering Art (Non-affiliate link)
Synopsis ~
DAILY MAIL, GUARDIAN AND OBSERVER BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017
Winner of the 2018 PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing
Shortlisted for the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize
Shortlisted for the 2018 Wolfson Prize

The story of a visionary British surgeon whose quest to unite science and medicine delivered us into the modern world – the safest time to be alive in human history

In The Butchering Art, historian Lindsey Fitzharris recreates a critical turning point in the history of medicine, when Joseph Lister transformed surgery from a brutal, harrowing practice to the safe, vaunted profession we know today.

Victorian operating theatres were known as ‘gateways of death’, Fitzharris reminds us, since half of those who underwent surgery didn’t survive the experience. This was an era when a broken leg could lead to amputation, when surgeons often lacked university degrees, and were still known to ransack cemeteries to find cadavers. While the discovery of anaesthesia somewhat lessened the misery for patients, ironically it led to more deaths, as surgeons took greater risks. In squalid, overcrowded hospitals, doctors remained baffled by the persistent infections that kept mortality rates stubbornly high.

At a time when surgery couldn’t have been more dangerous, an unlikely figure stepped forward: Joseph Lister, a young, melancholy Quaker surgeon. By making the audacious claim that germs were the source of all infection – and could be treated with antiseptics – he changed the history of medicine forever.

With a novelist’s eye for detail, Fitzharris brilliantly conjures up the grisly world of Victorian surgery, revealing how one of Britain’s greatest medical minds finally brought centuries of savagery, sawing and gangrene to an end.

Dr John Woolf ~ Author of ‘The Wonders’ and ‘Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets’
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A radical new history of the Victorian age: meet the forgotten and extraordinary freak performers whose talents and disabilities helped define an era.

On 23 March, 1844, General Tom Thumb, at 25 inches tall, entered the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace and bowed low to Queen Victoria. On both sides of the Atlantic, this meeting marked a tipping point in the nineteenth century – the age of the freak was born.

Bewitching all levels of society, it was a world of astonishing spectacle – of dwarfs, giants, bearded ladies, Siamese twins and swaggering showmen – and one that has since inspired countless novels, films and musicals. But the real stories (human dramas that so often eclipsed the fantasy presented on the stage), of the performing men, women and children, have been forgotten or marginalized in the histories of the very people who exploited them.

In this richly evocative account, Dr John Woolf uses a wealth of recently discovered material to bring to life the sometimes tragic, sometimes triumphant, always extraordinary stories of people who used their (dis)abilities and difference to become some of the first international celebrities. And through their lives we discover afresh some of the great transformations of the age: the birth of showbusiness, of celebrity, of advertising, of ‘alternative facts’; while also exploring the tensions, both then and now, between the power of fame, the impact of exploitation and our fascination with ‘otherness’.

Louise Wyatt
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A History of Nursing explores the history of nursing by investigating the earliest records of the caring profession, how it progressed and what established it along the way to becoming the nursing we see today. It starts at the beginning of the story – how, once upon a time, all we had to depend on was Mother Nature.

Over time, education and standards improved for the safety, development and governance of the profession. Not everything was plain sailing and the book introduces lesser-known people who made this possible, sometimes at great cost to themselves, and the effect military nursing had on the nineteenth century in turning nursing from religious principles to the secular nursing we see today.

How did nursing go from being knowledge handed down through ancient scripts, folklore and sometimes by accident, to the degree-level, accountable practice of modern times? And why do nurses not wear hats anymore? A History of Nursing answers these questions and more.

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Anne Bonny #BlogTour #Promo – Decide To Hope by @JuneAConverse #ContemporaryRomance @rararesources Hope is always a choice away

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Decide To Hope by June A. Converse
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An unimaginable trauma. A future that seems impossible. When your world shatters, how do you put it back together?

For 950 days, Kathleen Conners has struggled with that choice. Behind a scarf and sunglasses, she hides from the world, from herself, from The Event, from any future with anyone.

After receiving a box of letters from his deceased mother, Matt Nelson is shoved from his predictable, controlled life to a secluded beach in North Carolina. While trying to understand his mother’s intent, he discovers Kathleen.

Matt must choose whether to follow the path his mother orchestrated or rescue the woman who has captured his heart. When the only person Kathleen blames more than herself reappears, can Matt be the strength Kathleen needs to create a new life, or will he be forced to walk away if she decides the climb is too great?

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Author bio:
June happily resides in Sandy Springs, Georgia, with her husband, Dave, and their dog, Sodapop. They have two wonderful adult children and two grandchildren. She is an enthusiastic exerciser and an accomplished cook. She and her husband enjoy hiking with Sodapop, traveling, scuba diving, trying new restaurants, concerts, and whatever other adventures they can find. Reading and a constant desire to learn keeps her busy too.

A trauma survivor who struggles with mental illness, June is continuously reaching for hope like the characters in her books. She openly discusses her personal struggles on her blog, JuneConverse.com

Decide to Hope is her first novel and relies a great deal on her own experience with trauma, choices, recovery and hope. If you’d like to discuss trauma, coping and recovery, contact her at JuneConverse.com or DecideToHope.com

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Anne Bonny #GuestPost #Promo #Kickstarter A Timeless Celebration by @DianneAscroft #CenturyCottageCozyMystery #Mystery

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Thank you for inviting me to your blog, Abby. I guess I should introduce myself to your readers. I’m Dianne Ascroft and I write historical and contemporary fiction. After writing historical fiction set during the Second World War for several years now, last summer I began writing my first cozy mystery, A Timeless Celebration.

Let me tell you a bit about the novel: When an artefact from the Titanic is stolen before her town’s 150th anniversary celebration, it’s up to Lois Stone to catch the thief. Middle-aged widow Lois has moved from bustling Toronto to tranquil Fenwater and is settling into her new life, feeling secure away from the dangers of the city. Then two events happen that shatter her serenity: her house is burgled and an antique watch belonging to a Titanic survivor is stolen from the local museum. Her best friend, Marge was responsible for the watch’s safekeeping until its official presentation to the museum at the town’s 150th anniversary party and its disappearance will jeopardise her job. Lois won’t let her friend’s reputation be tarnished or her job endangered by an accusation of theft. She’s determined to find the watch in time to save her best friend’s job and the town’s 150th anniversary celebration.

And so begins a week of new friends, apple and cinnamon muffins, calico cats, midnight intruders, shadowy caprine companions and more than one person with a reason to steal the watch, set against the backdrop of century houses on leafy residential streets, the swirling melodies of bagpipes, a shimmering heat haze and the burble of cool water. A Timeless Celebration is the story of Lois’s unwitting entry into the world of amateur sleuthing in a small town, which beckons readers to stop and stay a while.

As I mentioned, I started writing the novel last summer after a memory of home got the ball rolling. I’ve lived in Great Britain for almost three decades but I still have a strong connection to my birthplace, Canada. One really vivid image I have from home is of a quaint, small town with a sprightly river running through it where I’ve spent many happy hours. For several years, my mother was a resident of a nursing home in the town and each summer I flew over to spend a week with her. I pushed her wheelchair along the peaceful banks of the river in the nursing home grounds and we ate lunch at a nearby diner where the waitress always remembered my mother’s order. After I left my mother each day, I wandered along the main street, stopping at the squat, stone Carnegie Library to use the computer and leisurely browsing in the bookshop and numerous craft shops. I also wandered into the old fashioned clothing stores and the market housed in a barnlike building. In the evenings, as the air cooled and the sun sank lower in the sky, I strolled along streets shaded by mature oak and maple trees admiring the traditional stone architecture of the houses.

Everywhere I went people were friendly. They had time to chat and I discovered a sense of community that I hadn’t known in the huge city where I grew up. Whenever I think of the town, it always makes me smile, and one day last summer as I remembered times I had spent there, I realised it was the perfect place to set my new series. I loved the town and I was sure readers would find it a delightful place to be. So that was how the Century Cottage Cozy Mystery series began.

So now I’ve finished writing A Timeless Celebration and need to get it edited before it can go to print. But I need to raise the money to hire the editor as I am publishing the book myself. So I’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to do this. Every pledge to pre-order a copy of the book (and other rewards) will take me a step closer to making the book happen. Please visit my Kickstarter page for more information.
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I’d be delighted if you’d join the other readers who are helping this book become a reality.

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Good luck Dianne