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James Long - Author

About the Author

James Long was a BBC TV news correspondent until the end of the 1980s. After two years starting and running an international TV station out of Zurich, he returned to England to concentrate on writing, which had always been his first love. He wrote four thrillers, then went back to a story he had begun many years earlier and which grew into Ferney. The book was originally born from his disappointment at being unable to buy a derelict cottage he had found near the village of Penselwood and that house became the centre of the story. Many more novels followed, including two written under the pseudonym 'Will Davenport.' He moved into historical non-fiction in 2007 with The Plot against Pepys, co-written with his oldest son, Ben. Since then, he has co-written a play with his middle son, Harry. He lives in Bristol. His interests range from archaeology to motor racing. He is actively involved in the creative writing charity, the Arvon Foundation and tutors from time to time on Arvon courses. He is also a patron and adviser to the Dartington Literary Festival, 'Ways with Words.'

Featured books by James Long

The Balloonist

The Balloonist

Author: James Long Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

Four thousand feet above the Western Front, only love can keep hope alive ...Lieutenant Willy Fraser, formerly of the Royal Flying Corps, has been delegated the most dangerous job on the Western Front - a balloon observer hanging under a gasbag filled with explosive hydrogen, four thousand feet above the Ypres Salient, anchored by a slender cable. Swept across enemy lines after his balloon is damaged, Willy is hidden by Belgian farmers, whom he grows close to during his stay. With their aid, he manages to escape across the flooded delta at the English Channel and return to his duties. But once he's back in the air, spotting for artillery and under attack, Willy is forced to make an impossible decision that threatens the life of the woman he has come to love.

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The Balloonist

The Balloonist

Author: James Long Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/03/2014

Lieutenant Willy Sholto, invalided out of the Royal Flying Corps, has been delegated the most dangerous job on the Western Front - a balloon observer hanging under a gasbag filled with explosive hydrogen, four thousand feet above the Ypres Salient, anchored by a slender cable. Swept across enemy lines after his balloon is damaged, Willy is hidden by Belgian farmers, whom he grows close to during his stay. With their aid, he manages to escape across the flooded delta at the English Channel and return to his duties. But once he's back in the air, spotting for artillery and under attack, Willy is forced to make an impossible decision that threatens the life of the woman he has come to love.

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Other books by James Long

Eastern Proverbs and Emblems Illustrating Old Truths

Eastern Proverbs and Emblems Illustrating Old Truths

Author: James Long Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2018

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Scripture truth in Oriental dress

Scripture truth in Oriental dress

Author: James Long Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2017

Cheese and Cheese-Making Butter and Milk

Cheese and Cheese-Making Butter and Milk

Author: James Long, John Benson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2016

Ferney

Ferney

Author: James Long Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2016

One of the most brilliant timeslip novels ever written, Ferney will appeal to fans of The Time Travellers Wife and Life After Life. When Mike and Gally Martin move to a cottage in Somerset, its to make a new start. But the relationship comes under strain when Gally forms an increasingly close attachment to an old countryman, Ferney, who seems to know everything about her. What is it that draws them together? Reluctantly at first, then with more urgency as he feels time slipping away, Ferney compels Gally to understand their connection - and to face an inexplicable truth about their shared past.

The Dairy Farm

The Dairy Farm

Author: James Long Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/08/2016

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