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Annelisa Christensen

Bringing history to life
 

One day, several years ago, UK novelist Annelisa Christensen won some pages of a seventeenth century trial in an auction, merely to hold some pages of a 300-year-old book. That purchase changed her life.

The defendant - Elizabeth Cellier - intrigued and fascinated her. This forward-thinking royal midwife was on trial for her part in the Popish Plot and again for the writing of a book. Her exciting story had to be told and became the first in the Seventeenth Century Midwives series...

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Three bookworms sat around an enormous tome lying on the table and contemplated its depths. It had tested their intestinal fortitude and, frankly, had given them all a bit of a bellyache. But, being book club night, they were expected to give their opinion on it. Wriggling awkwardly, the first muttered, “Stale.” The second primly declared, “Having delved into its pages, I can only say I found it completely tasteless.” They awaited the thoughts of their companion, who wiped her mouth and burped. “Pardon me. It was a bit stodgy.” So unsatisfactory. Every book they’d consumed was riddled with holes.

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14.03.2019

The Popish Midwife (Seventeenth Century Midwives Book 1) was featured in the daily newsletter.

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Annelisa Christensen likes the drabble Mother Knows Best by Benjamin Knight Hunt.

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Annelisa Christensen likes the drabble The Dating Game by Linda Trevanion.

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Annelisa Christensen likes the drabble Please Nannie? by Alexis Lloyd.

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Yes, thanks. It's just that the phone is the usual method of access. No worries, except that when I read my mail, I would normally respond straight from there. By the time 'later' comes, I often forget what I was going to respond to, so...

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Annelisa Christensen likes the drabble No Peas From Irene by Lindsay Wade.

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Annelisa Christensen likes the drabble Sorting Out the Freezer by Pippa McCathie.

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In my laptop the website works fine, but in mobile view, I can’t respond or do certain things because pressing a button either doesn’t work or (as in just now when I tried to contribute to a Drabble discussion), the ‘reply’buttin was...

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Annelisa Christensen likes the post To the point, delicious sting in the tail, macabre - brilliant! Refined....

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Annelisa Christensen likes the drabble The Rubbish by Linda Powell.

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