Judith Thomson

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Brought up in Lincolnshire, Judith studied Art in Leicester before moving to Sussex, where she still lives.

She is passionate about the seventeenth century and has gained much inspiration from visits to Paris and Versailles. She has written several stories based around actual events of the period, set in both England and France, and following the lives of some of the same characters.

She likes to paint, enjoys boating on the French canals and scuba diving in the Red Sea. She has helped on a local archaeological dig and enjoys exploring the ancient landscape of Britain as well as following Native American trails in the deserts of southwest U.S.A.

Judith has a popular blog where she posts, amongst other things, a monthly series entitled “350 years ago this month”, based on the diaries of Samuel Pepys. She also has a website, and is a Goodreads Author.

  • Designs of a Gentleman: The Early Years

    by Judith Thomson ★★★★★

    Paperback £9.99 £6.99
    ISBN: 978-1-908381-85-9

    An embroiling tale of scheming courtiers and deadly plotting in the court of King Charles II. In the first instalment of this two-part novel, Philip Devalle yearns for power and excitement in the royal court, but learns that love and loyalty can come at a lethally high price.

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  • Designs of a Gentleman: The Darker Years

    by Judith Thomson ★★★★★

    Paperback £9.99 £6.99
    ISBN: 978-1-908381-88-0

    An embroiling tale of scheming courtiers and deadly plotting in the court of King Charles II. In the second instalment of this two-part novel, Philip Devalle finds himself caught in a dangerous alliance with a scheming Earl. Held in the Bastille, broken and defeated, he vows to make his enemies pay. But the Bastille changes a man...

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“This day died Mr. Samuel Pepys”

This day [26 May 1703] died Mr. Samuel Pepys, a very worthy, industrious and curious person, none in England exceeding him in the knowledge of the Navy … He was universally beloved, hospitable, generous, learned in many things, skilled in music, a very great cherisher of learned men,…

Added about 8 months ago.

Creating Characters: how novel writing happened to me

GUEST BLOG: Judith Thomson reveals how her novels were written, and the evolution of her main character, Philip Devalle.  My visit to the London Book Fair in 2016 set me thinking about writing in general, and my writing in particular. What makes people want to write a story? How …

Added about 10 months ago.

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