A quick word about me - I am a UK writer of British historical fiction, with interests in a wide range of time periods, from Tudor & Elizabethan, through 18th-century Georgian, right up to the era of Victorian England and the Belle Époque. I have been writing stories for many years but my first novel was not released until 2009. Since then, five more have followed in fairly quick succession, my latest being 'The Testament of Sophie Dawes,' a neo-Victorian novel which came out in March of this year.
I believe stories are a great way to help people discover and understand history. And if the narrative can be entertaining at the same time, even better.
Authentic and vivid historical settings combine with unusual elements of mystery, romance and ‘magical realism.’
“Parry is a word smith. His ability to extract his own perceptions of the past and present them in a novel in fantastical manner … is ingenious.”
“I love authors who write for the senses, who bring characters and scenes to life so vibrantly, and Parry is one of those authors.”
The Anne Boleyn Files
“Mr Parry has the ability to describe the events in such a way that you’re immediately engrossed and emotionally invested in the story.”
‘Today in Dead Royalty’
“There are a few authors that I count among my favorites in the historical fiction genre and this author is one of them. He has a unique voice in the genre and his books always tell their stories in an interesting and engaging way.”
The True Book Addict
“Parry weaves an intriguing plot and never loses the reader’s interest in the minutiae of historical detail.”
The Lit Asylum
“Be the character a hero, arrogant, young, old or brash, whatever their personalities you as the reader feel for these characters, you follow their ups and downs. You laugh when they do and you cry when they weep.”
From Queen to History
“Parry’s style of writing is incredible, almost like poetry – the settings are very richly detailed and simply amazing.”
author and blogger
“A Wonderful way with words and his descriptions of people and places are so vivid that you feel sure you’re living in this tale as well.”
Peeking Between the Pages
“A skilled, witty and moving writer.”
Kirsty Stonell Walker
author and blogger
Meanwhile, just for fun, here is a handy guide to what’s in (and what’s not in) each of my novels
I can usually be reached through myFacebook Pageor on Goodreadswhere I am happy to discuss any aspect of my work.
I don’t review books (or only very rarely) but I do enjoy contributing to guest articles or working with bloggers or journalists online (SeeLinks and Extras). My email is robertstephenparry at gmail dot com.