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Blog Tour: The Year We Lived by Virginia Crow, April 5th — April 16th 2021

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The Year We Lived

By Virginia Crow



April 5th — April 16th 2021


Publication Date: 10th April 2021

Publisher: Crowvus

Page Length: approx. 118,000 words – approx. 350 pages

Genre: Historical Fiction


It is 1074, 8 years after the fateful Battle of Hastings. Lord Henry De Bois is determined to find the secret community of Robert, an Anglo-Saxon thane. Despite his fervour, all his attempts are met with failure.


When he captures Robert’s young sister, Edith, events are set in motion, affecting everyone involved. Edith is forced into a terrible world of cruelty and deceit, but finds friendship there too.


Will Robert ever learn why Henry hates him so much? Will Edith’s new-found friendships be enough to save her from De Bois? And who is the mysterious stranger in the reedbed who can disappear at will?


A gripping historical fiction with an astonishing twist!


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Virginia Crow


Virginia grew up in Orkney, using the breath-taking scenery to fuel her imagination and the writing fire within her. Her favourite genres to write are fantasy and historical fiction, sometimes mixing the two together such as her newly-published book "Caledon". She enjoys swashbuckling stories such as the Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas and is still waiting for a screen adaption that lives up to the book!


When she's not writing, Virginia is usually to be found teaching music, and obtained her MLitt in "History of the Highlands and Islands" last year. She believes wholeheartedly in the power of music, especially as a tool of inspiration. She also helps out with the John O'Groats Book Festival which is celebrating its 3rd year this April.


She now lives in the far flung corner of Scotland, soaking in inspiration from the rugged cliffs and miles of sandy beaches. She loves cheese, music and films, but hates mushrooms.


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Tour Schedule



April 5th

B for Book Review

The Books Delight


April 6th

The Magic of Wor(l)ds

Let Your Words Shine…

Judith Arnopp’s Official Blog


April 7th

Mary’s Tavern

Ruins and Reading


April 8th

Historical Fiction Reviews

Linnea Tanner’s Official Blog

CelticLady Reviews


April 9th

The Writing Desk

Books, Lattes and Tiaras


April 12th

The Historical Fiction Blog

Oh look, another book!


April 13th

Wendy Dunn’s Official Blog

I got lost in a book


April 14th

Zoe’s Art, Craft and Life


April 15th

M. J. Porter’s Official Blog

A Darn Good Read


April 16th

Historical Fiction with Spirit

Candlelight Reading