Author Archives: Dianne Ascroft

About Dianne Ascroft

I'm a Canadian writer and author, living in Britain. My first novel, 'Hitler and Mars Bars' was released in March 2008. More information abo

It’s Dunkirk Week

About a month ago now, I asked whether you were ready for Dunkirk – and not just the Christopher Nolan film. I was also referring to the Dunkirk Week WWII Epic Book Sale. The WWII Epic Book Sale was kicked … Continue reading

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Our Ledwidge Centenary in Enniskillen

On Thursday evening the Inniskillings Museum with Fermanagh Writers hosted a centenary concert jointly in St. Macartin’s Cathedral, the home of the Inniskillings Regimental Chapel, and St. Michael’s Church to mark the anniversary of the death of Irish war poet, … Continue reading

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Delving Into The Babe Ruth Deception

Today I’ve invited David O. Stewart to visit Ascroft, eh? to discuss The Babe Ruth Deception, his latest historical novel set during the American Prohibition era. Welcome, David. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about your novel. DOS: It’s … Continue reading

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Da Vinci’s Disciples: The Competition

Today I’ve invited Donna Russo Morin to Ascroft, eh? to tell us about her historical series, Da Vinci’s Disciples, and the second book in the series, The Competition. Welcome Donna. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about your novel. … Continue reading

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Kate Clifford Mysteries

Today I’ve invited Candace Robb to Ascroft, eh? to tell us about her new Kate Clifford historical mysteries series. Welcome Candace. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about your new series. CR: Set in late medieval York, 26 years … Continue reading

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Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday

Today is Canada Day and my homeland is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of the modern nation. Although I’ve lived away from the country of my birth for almost half my life now, if I’m asked, I still … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Becoming Lin

Many of the books I feature on Ascroft, eh? are set in past centuries. So, for a bit of variety, I’m moving forward into living memory (mine anyway!) to review Becoming Lin by Tricia Dower. I’ve just finished reading the … Continue reading

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Dunkirk is Coming: Signed Print WWII Novels To Win

Are you ready for Dunkirk? I’m not just talking about Christopher Nolan’s upcoming summer blockbuster movie. Beyond the major motion picture, there is Dunkirk Week WWII Epic Novel Sale – more than 40 WWII novels all at reduced price (.99 … Continue reading

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Last Saturday in Belfast

It’s been a hectic week: plugging away to meet a writing deadline, the usual work and chores, and baling hay. I spent a couple evenings helping to bring in hay bales at the beginning of the week which left me … Continue reading

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A Peek Into The Life and Deaths of Blanche Nero

Today Ken Brigham is visiting Ascroft, eh? to tell us a little about his new novel, The Life and Deaths of Blanche Nero. Welcome Ken. Thanks for joining me today. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about your novel. … Continue reading

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