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.

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.

Other books by James Long

Eastern Proverbs and Emblems Illustrating Old Truths

Eastern Proverbs and Emblems Illustrating Old Truths

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

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

Food and Fitness; Or, Diet in Relation to Health

Food and Fitness; Or, Diet in Relation to Health

Author: James Long Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

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 Traveller's Wife and Life After Life. When Mike and Gally Martin move to a cottage in Somerset, it's 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 Release Date: 17/08/2016

Notes of a Tour from Calcutta to Delhi in January, 1853.

Notes of a Tour from Calcutta to Delhi in January, 1853.

Author: James Long Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2011

Eastern Proverbs and Emblems Illustrating Old Truths

Eastern Proverbs and Emblems Illustrating Old Truths

Author: James Long Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/11/2009

Eastern Proverbs and Emblems Illustrating Old Truths

Eastern Proverbs and Emblems Illustrating Old Truths

Author: James Long Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/11/2009

Eastern Proverbs and Emblems Illustrating Old Truths

Eastern Proverbs and Emblems Illustrating Old Truths

Author: James Long Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/07/2009

Eastern Proverbs and Emblems Illustrating Old Truths

Eastern Proverbs and Emblems Illustrating Old Truths

Author: James Long Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2009

Lowdown: Blogging for Business

Lowdown: Blogging for Business

Author: James Long Format: eBook Release Date: 12/04/2009

Tips and tools that will keep you ahead of the game in creating and running your business blog. On the internet, you never know who might become a customer. It's important to put your best foot forward when crafting an internet presence. If you were at a Trade Fair, you wouldn't stand alone and watch while potential customers and your competitors were having an energetic discussion, swapping business cards and showing each other photos of their kids and inviting each other to parties - you'd step over to join them and make sure you were handing out as many business cards as you received. That group of customers is everyone on the web - and your blog is the way to step into the circle and join in the party! This guide is for anyone who wants to create a business blog, or who wants top tips to grow the readership of an existing blog. 'Blogging for Business' provides strategies for extending your reach online and distributing your content better. If you want to build your brand online, get better exposure, and make your business stand out from the rest, this is the title for you. Topics covered include: The importance of blogging How to craft the best content Finding the free online services and tools that can give you a competitive advantage Finding out who is visiting your blog and why Building a relationship with your visitors Blogging netiquette How to make your blog stand out Making money from your blog How Angelina Jolie can help you sell!

Poultry for Profit - Egg and Poultry Raising at Home

Poultry for Profit - Egg and Poultry Raising at Home

Author: James Long Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2008

The Plot Against Pepys

The Plot Against Pepys

Author: James Long, Ben Long Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/08/2007

It is 1679 and England is awash with suspicion. Fear of conspiracy and religious terrorism has provoked panic in politicians and a zealous reaction from the legal system. Everywhere - or so it is feared - Catholic agents are plotting to overthrow the king. Now Samuel Pepys, Secretary of the Admiralty, finds himself in a position few people then or now would have expected - charged with treason. Imprisoned in the Tower of London and abandoned by the embattled king, Pepys knows that time is running out before his show trial and execution. So, with customary brilliance, he sets to work investigating his mysterious accuser, Colonel John Scott, and uncovers a life riddled with ambition, forgery, treason and - ultimately - murder. Using rare access to Pepys' own account of the affair, James Long and Ben Long brilliantly evoke a turbulent period in England's history - and tell the forgotten story of the two most dangerous years in the life of the legendary diarist.

Poultry for Profit - Egg and Poultry Raising at Home

Poultry for Profit - Egg and Poultry Raising at Home

Author: James Long Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2006

Eastern Proverbs and Emblems Illustrating Old Truths

Eastern Proverbs and Emblems Illustrating Old Truths

Author: James Long Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/11/2000

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

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