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NEW FEATURE!
Booksmatter will now be including a short, sharp recommended read – our BOOK OF THE WEEK – a book we’ve not only read but have loved, and would love you to love it too. Take a quick look: Book of the Week


Just out: a wonderful collection of my great-grandmother’s Victorian Romances – with original Victorian illustrations – dirt cheap on Kindle.
Take a look.


This is a blog about books and writing in which, I hope, the emphasis isn’t too much on me but instead is on books and writing generally. You’ll see a roll of pages which, if you’re reading this on your PC, will be on the right and, if you’re reading on a tablet, phone or other device could be anywhere (but you’ll know where to find it on your screen!).

Though I try not to push my own books (too hard) on Booksmatter, I do like to give a tiny mention to my book of the month which you can flick to with ‘just one click’ (to quote a well-known company). But if you haven’t clicked away from here (or if you’ve just come back) here are some further joys:

Latest News and Chat is in the And to Begin section, while older pieces are filed under Jottings.  Writers may like to look at some musings on the writers’ life (mainly but not exclusively Crime Writers) collated as We Writers or at the How To Write A Damn Good Novel section, while pretty well anyone interested in books (and if you’re not, why are you here?) might take a peek at some attractive Ephemera of the Book Trade, a selection of Victorian Writers & Poets, some examples of Victorian Ways or the Have You Met? section, introducing some curious literary characters. And don’t forget Life, the World and Everything. Why not flick over and take a look?

But why am I telling you this, when with one simple click you can see any of these sections for yourself?

CWA Members BadgeIn summary then, this is a blog for writers and readers, for people who love books. (Though if you do want to know a little more about me or about any of my 20 or so books, check my website at Russell James ).

Most of my books, including those in Kindle versions, can be found at Amazon, by clicking here: Amazon

For NOOK downloads:   Nook

Whatever else you do, please check back in to BOOKS MATTER from time to time. You never know what you’ll find.

Russell James

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