HISTORY is coming alive for a Cross Roads novelist as she develops the success of her books about the English Civil War.

Carol Fellingham-Webb has been visiting medieval events in costume appropriate to the Wars of the Roses settings of her novels.

She recently visited the Tewkesbury Medieval Festival and will next month attend the Bosworth Battle re-enactment in Leicester.

She will give talks and readings, as well as sell copies of her historical novels The King’s Man and The Order of the White Boar.

She said: “At the Bosworth Battle I’m hoping there’s a well-timed gunnery demonstration – last year it supplied the most fantastic sound effects for my reading of the battle scene from The King’s Man!”

Carol this month visited the Co-op Academy Grange in Bradford, after being invited back following her successful author talk and reading in February to the year seven and eight book group.

She said: “This time I was a guest at the students’ celebration to launch their own ‘first story anthology’ entitled Break the Silence, Free Your Voice. I looked forward to catching up with the children who have now read both my books - and also presenting a small prize to the girl who sent me the best review of them.”

Carol will attend the fourth annual UK Indie Lit Fest at the Kala Sangam Arts Centre in Bradford on Saturday July 27, where between 10am and 5pm she will read her books, and sell and sign copies.

She added: “I was delighted to be invited to be an attending author at this well-respected and growing festival, which has been named as one of the top ten such festivals in the country.

“More than 30 authors, both UK-based and international, will be attending the free event, many of them giving readings, talks or workshops and offering competitions and giveaways.”

Carol will be offering substantial discounts on her books to local teachers, librarians and students – who need to to quote ‘White Boar 2019’ – in the hope of drumming up interest from our school visits.

She added: At the moment I don’t charge for visits so it’s an ideal opportunity for teachers and librarians to get in touch! My most recent school visit was described as ‘engaging and interesting, and really enjoyable’.”

Carol’s books, under the pen name Alex Marchant, our available from Amazon.