Welcome to BOOKS MATTER!


This is a blog about books and writing in which, I hope, the emphasis isn’t too much about 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).

Pages include About Me which, if nothing else, is refreshingly short, some attractive Ephemera of the Book Trade, a selection of Victorian Writers & Poets, as well as Have You Met? (some odd characters), and a host of comments on the writers’ life (mainly but not exclusively Crime Writers) collated as We Writers.  But why am I telling you this, when you can see the sections for yourself, simply by glancing over?

For the latest posts, of course, just scroll down.CWA Members Badge

Primarily, this is a blog for writers and readers, 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

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

Russell James  


About Russell James

Author of some 2 dozen books in a 30-year career. Crime and historical fiction. Non-fiction too (including 4 biographical encyclopedias).
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