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Romancing Robin Hood by Jenny Kane (@jennykaneauthor)

Blurb

Dr Grace Harper has loved the stories of Robin Hood ever since she first saw them on TV as

a girl. Now, with her fortieth birthday just around the corner, she’s a successful academic in

Medieval History, with a tenured position at a top university.

But Grace is in a bit of a rut. She’s supposed to be writing a textbook on a real-life medieval

gang of high-class criminals – the Folvilles – but she keeps being drawn into the world of

the novel she’s secretly writing – a novel which entwines the Folvilles with her long-time

love of Robin Hood – and a feisty young girl named Mathilda, who is the key to a medieval

mystery…

Meanwhile, Grace’s best friend Daisy – who’s as keen on animals as Grace is on the Merry

Men – is unexpectedly getting married, and a reluctant Grace is press-ganged into being her

bridesmaid. As Grace sees Daisy’s new-found happiness, she starts to re-evaluate her own

life. Is her devotion to a man who may or may not have lived hundreds of years ago really

a substitute for a real-life hero of her own? It doesn’t get any easier when she meets Dr

Robert Franks – a rival academic who Grace is determined to dislike but finds herself being

increasingly drawn to…

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Ebook

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Excerpt

It was all Jason Connery’s fault, or maybe it was Michael Praed’s? As she crashed onto her

worn leather desk chair Grace, after two decades of indecision, still couldn’t decide which of

the two actors she preferred in the title role of Robin of Sherwood.

That was how it had all started, ‘The Robin Hood Thing’ as Daisy referred to it, with an

instant and unremitting love for a television show. Yet, for Grace, it hadn’t been a crush

in the usual way. She had only watched one episode of the hit eighties series and, with the

haunting theme tune from Clannad echoing in her ears, had run upstairs to her piggy bank to

see how much money she’d saved, and how much more cash she’d need, before she could

spend all her pocket money on the complete video collection. After that, the young Grace

had done every odd job her parents would pay her for so she could purchase a myriad of

Connery and Praed posters with which to bedeck her room. But that was just the beginning.

Within weeks Grace had become pathologically and forensically interested in anything and

everything to do with the outlaw legend as a whole.

She’d watched all the Robin Hood films, vintage scenes of Douglas Fairbanks Jr and

Errol Flynn, Richard Greene, Sean Connery, and Barry Ingram. As time passed, she winced

and cringed her way through Kevin Costner’s comical but endearing attempt, and privately

applauded Patrick Bergin’s darker and infinitely more realistic approach to the tale. Daisy

had quickly learnt to never ever mention Russell Crowe’s adaption of the story – it was the

only time she’d ever heard Grace swear using words that could have been as labelled as

Technicolor as the movie had been.

The teenage Grace had read every story, every ballad, and every academic book, paper,

and report on the subject. She’d hoarded pictures, paintings, badges, and stickers, along

with anything and everything else she could find connected with Robin Hood, his band of

outlaws, his enemies, Nottingham, Sherwood, Barnsdale, Yorkshire – and so it went on and

on. The collection, now over twenty years in the making, had reached ridiculous proportions

and had long since overflowed from her small terraced home to her university office, where

posters lined the walls, and books about the legend, both serious and comical, crammed the

overstuffed shelves.

Her undergraduates who’d chosen to study medieval economy and crime as a history

degree option, and her postgraduates whose interest in the intricate weavings of English

medieval society was almost as insane as her own, often commented on how much they

liked Dr Harper’s office. Apparently it was akin to sitting in a mad museum of medievalism.

Sometimes Grace was pleased with this reaction. Other times it filled her with depression,

for that office, its contents, and the daily, non-stop flow of work was her life – her whole

life – and sometimes she felt that it was sucking her dry. Leaving literally no time for

anything else – nor anyone else. Boyfriends had come and gone, but few had any hope of

matching up to the figure she’d fallen in love with as a teenager. A man who is quite literally

a legend is a hard act to follow…

***

Author bio and links

Jenny Kane is the author of the contemporary novel Romancing Robin Hood (Accent Press,

2014), the best selling contemporary romance novel Another Cup of Coffee (Accent Press,

2013), and its novella length sequel Another Cup of Christmas (Accent Press, 2013)

Jenny’s first children’s book, There’s a Cow in the Flat (Hush Puppy Books) will be released

later this year, and her third full length romance novel, Abi’s House (Accent Press), will be

published in Spring 2015.

Keep your eye on her blog at http://www.jennykane.co.uk for more details.

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/JennyKaneAuthor

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/JennyKaneRomance

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