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James Long - 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.'

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Featured Books, with extracts, by James Long

The Lives She Left Behind by James Long
The Lives She Left Behind
James Long
Ferney was one of my all time favourite books of the year it was published, 1998. It tells of a love through the ages, a tale of reincarnation, passion, longing, history and mystery. This is its sequel. Extraordinary. You...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/05/2016
Ferney by James Long
Ferney
James Long
Mysterious, exciting, immensely rewarding, it is one of those memorable books that has to be among your of all-time favourites. I fell in love with this book when it was first published in 1997. It did moderately well but not...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2016
The Balloonist by James Long
The Balloonist
James Long
Captain William Fraser, Scottish laird, womaniser and insubordinate officer resigned his commission and got roped into the Belgium army as special adviser to the King! Partnering up with Lieutenant Claude Tavernier he races across Belgium on an American motorbike, Thor. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
The Balloonist by James Long
The Balloonist
James Long
Informed by wartime memoirs, The Balloonist is a passionate love story and an eloquent, mesmerizing novel of an almost forgotten service of WWI.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Lives She Left Behind by James Long
The Lives She Left Behind
James Long
One of our Books of the Year 2013. Ferney was one of my all time favourite books of the year it was published, 1998. It tells of a love through the ages, a tale of reincarnation, passion, longing, history...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/11/2013
The Lives She Left Behind by James Long
The Lives She Left Behind
James Long
In 1997 I read Ferney, a love story centred on reincarnation. Set in Somerset it was one of my favourite books of that year and remains so to today. Now we...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2012
Ferney by James Long
Reader Reviewed Ferney
James Long
September 2012 Book of the Month. I fell in love with this book when it was first published in 1997. It did moderately well but not as well as it should. I...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2012

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