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Talking Shakespeare’s Rebel, Hamlet and plaguey serial killers: A radio interview with C. C. Humphreys

This is fun! I did a radio interview with Peter Darbyshire, the Book Blogger at the Province newspaper in Vancouver. Talked about my play, the novels, research, swordfighting – I even declaim a little of my favourite Shakespeare. So if … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Rebel – The Play!

Tis true! My novel has become a play of the same title. SHAKESPEARE’S REBEL opens at the amazing Bard on the Beach theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 12th 2015. So John Lawley – sometime actor, brilliant swordsman, occasional … Continue reading

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The Play’s the thing – ‘Shakespeare’s Rebel’ takes to the stage

I’ve been holding off sharing this. Contract still to sign, and so forth. Haven’t even cracked the champagne. But since this I am going to the second read-through on Monday, and the play’s been announced on the theatre’s website… http://www.bardonthebeach.org/2015/shakespeares-rebelContinue reading

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Kind words on The French Executioner!

Had some rather nice reviews in the US for my first love, my first novel, The French Executioner, at last out there. Publishers’ Weekly Humphreys (Jack Absolute) breathes life into 16th century Europe with this fascinating tale of adventure and … Continue reading

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Lessons I learned from The French Executioner – and friends!

Lesson One: A man (and a character) reveals himself slowly. Jean is surrounded by colourful friends and enemies. Haakon, the huge ax-wielding Viking. The Fugger, with his one hand and madness always a reach away. Beck, the girl dressed as … Continue reading

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