Welcome to the website of historical novelist A.L.Berridge!
Louise is the bestselling author of the Chevalier series of historical novels about André de Roland, of which Honour and the Sword was published in 2010 and In the Name of the King in 2011, both by Penguin Books.
She's also writing a brand new series about a Victorian military hero called Harry Ryder, who makes his first appearance in Into the Valley of Death, published in May 2012.
Time to get back to work
A big thank you to Mike Sumner of Harrowden Books for arranging our last 'Warriors' talk of the season. Thank you too to the landlord and staff of the Bell Inn at Finedon for hosting us, and most of all to everyone who came.
'Warriors' was a new talk, but it's gone so well this year, J.D. Davies and I are thinking of dusting it off and trying it again in 2014. But first I have to catch up with some real work, so I'm putting a halt to personal appearances for now - and hoping to see more of you all next year.
Many of you already know about my involvement with this. Last month I've blogged about it on the History Girls to give people a better idea of what it's all about, and this month I have a guest slot at Mark Simner's brilliant British Military History blog, but you can also go directly to the Appeal Site for the whole story.
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'The novel opens at a cracking pace and accelerates... A. L. Berridge has done it again – quite simply superb.'
The Historical Novel Society
'explodes into life, drama and action on every page. This truly is an outstanding book.'
'Harry Ryder is magnificent and you miss him at your loss.'
M. C. Scott
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I post at The History Girls blog on the 20th of each month.
This month is (for once) only partially about Crimea. This time I'm talking about something very close to my heart, possibly because it's also very close to my husband's face. I'm talking, of course, about historical BEARDS...
What IS about Crimea is a guest post I've done for Mark Simner's excellent Military History blog, which asks why Britain cares so much less about her war dead than other countries do about theirs...
'This exciting spy story woven into the fabric of the history of the Crimean Campaign was fascinating, kept me guessing and wanting more. Berridge used her research to make this a believable reason for many of the poor leadership decisions.'
See the review section for more!