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Donna Fletcher Crow

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Donna Fletcher Crow (US) is the author of forty-some books, mostly novels dealing with the history of British Christianity. She is the author of The Monastery Murders series; The Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime series; The Elizabeth & Richard literary mysteries, GLASTONBURY,A Novel of the Holy Grail and more.

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Fay Sampson (UK) is a writer of adult and children's fiction and non-fiction, including A MALIGNANT HOUSE, #2 in the Susie Fewings series, a British Crime Club Pick.

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Richard III Inspires Reflection on Crime Novels

By Fay Sampson ~ March 23, 2015

 I have just been watching the opening stages in the reburial of the bones of Richard III, who was killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. He was the last of the Plantaganet kings and the last English king to die in battle.

It is the culmination of a remarkable story. The victor Henry Tudor, who became Henry VII,... Read More

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Idaho Travelling Women in BSU Archives Exhibit

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ March 9, 2015









I've always been fascinated by stories of the intrepid Victorian Travelling Women who conquered distant desert sands and scaled rugged heights— all in proper corsets and long skirts, of course. So I was doubly honored to be included in the exhibit of Idaho's literary traveling women at the BSU Library. .

Archivist Cheryl Oestreicher, head of the BSU Special Collections, gave me a personally guided tour of "Wish You Were Here" Idaho Ladies Journey Around the World developed from artifacts, books and maps in their Special Collections.
One of the most fascinating is Clara Spiegel, wife of the Spiegel catalog magnate. Clara had a home in Sun Valley and was a friend of Earnest Hemingway. She went on African safaris in the 1950's, lived for some time in New Zealand, and wrote novels,... Read More
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Lost and Found in Prague by Kelly Jones

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ February 18, 2015

















A big thank you to Donna for inviting me to be a guest blogger today.  Donna and I both live in Idaho, we both love a good book, and we both love an adventure away from home, especially if it involves research for a new book.

My latest book, LOST AND... Read More

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A Visit with the Curator of Jane Austen's House Museum

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ January 21, 2015

 One of the most universally held daydreams of Janeites (perhaps second only to dancing with Mr. Darcy) is a visit to Chawton Cottage, Jane Austen's home where she lived so happily with her sister Cassandra, her mother and their friend Martha Lloyd, and where her writing at last truly flowered. For me, the dream came true in 2012 when I was following the Jane Austen Trail as research for my literary suspense A Jane Austen Encounter.

Last October, at the Jane Austen Society of North America AGM in Montreal, I had the pleasure of visiting with Mary Guyatt, the curator of the Jane Austen House Museum, who was attending her first JASNA conference. I wanted... Read More
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Happy Birthday, Jane Austen

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ December 8, 2014

 Jane Austen was born on the 16th of December, 1775, at the quiet rectory of Steventon in rural Hampshire. Two Hundred and thirty-nine years later the world is still celebrating her birthday as a heartfelt "Thank you" for the enormous joy her six novel and assorted minor works have brought to our lives.

And here in Boise, Idaho, 4,815 miles from Steventon, The Idaho Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America celebrates Jane's birth with an annual birthday tea that would undoubtedly amaze, and hopefully, delight her.
This year Janeites and friends were welcomed to the Grove Hotel by a string quartet from Boise High School and had an opportunity to... Read More
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Jane Austen 2015 Calendar, Longbourn to Pemberley

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ November 19, 2014

 It's so much more than a calendar! The hot-off-the-press 2015 Jane Austen Calendar by JT Originals is a guided tour of the locations of the wonderful 1995 BBC/A&E mini-series of Pride and Prejudice.



Through the months you'll visit... Read More

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