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  1. Dear Stella
    I have a question and a comment…
    Your English Civil war series…does it follow the same pattern as the Rockliffe series? Meaning, do the characters keep reappearing in each book?

    Have you ever considered doing a family tree of your characters? It would be a lovely and inreresting addition and could be added in the last book(cadenza) or be a stand alone on your website. I have seen this done by other authors and is a fun extra.

    Thanks for all the pleasure I have had in your books so far!

    1. Yes, the Civil War characters re-appear from book to book – for example, Eden Maxwell in The Black Madonna is in all 4 books and finally gets his HEA in Lords of Misrule.
      As for a ‘family tree’, I’ve considered it but it isn’t viable. Some of the Rockliffe characters are related to each other but many others are not so a family tree wouldn’t work. And the Rockliffe series doesn’t go down through generations. Sorry.

  2. Dear Stella
    I really don’t know how you do it! I just finished Trick of Fate and you really keep the reader mystified as to who the mysterious Mr Gray is! There is not one clue one could latch on to, no matter how one tried!
    And what a story! Of course all the characters are so real and three dimensional as if they could step right off the page. I don,t know how you manage to make them all so different with their own personalities and quirks and keep them all straight from book to book. That is just amazing!
    And I love the fact that Sherborne and Elizabeth, not to mention Julian and Arabella show up at the end!
    But how in the world did you find the information for the Scottish wedding procession through the town for Max and Fanny? It was so wonderfully described I felt I was there!
    And I am so glad that they got their happy ending after all they had gone through( especially Fanny) in the past five years, what stinkers her parents were and her mother! What a piece of work she was! Yikes! They were well and truly rid of her! I felt sorry for her brothers too, having to deal with such a gorgon!
    I can’t wait for the next in the series! Hope it won’t be too long! Of course it looks like a glimpse at the end when brother Adam arrives on the scene,,,,,,,,

    1. With regard to the Scottish wedding, I found several versions of the vows that are used for it – there doesn’t seem to be any hard and fast rule – so I chose the vows I liked best. As for the musical procession to church,the sixpence in the shoe and the running water – all these apparently are (or were) traditions in various parts of Scotland. I used them all because I wanted the wedding to be fun and different.
      I’m glad you enjoyed A Trick of Fate and thank you for your comments. I’m working on Adam’s story now but it is taking shape slowly so will be a while coming!

  3. Dear Stella
    Just finished the Wicked Cousin. What a wonderful story. What I love about your books so far is all the characters have such very different stories and manage to win through to settling down to a happy life. Their flaws do not take over their lives completely, they manage to climb out if their problematic situations with the help of friends. Sebastian certainLy deserves it after all he has been through. How devastating to be told by your family that they wish you had died instead! And his former mistress…wow…what a piece of work! ( and what a thick skull!). She really went off the rails!
    Cassandra made a wonderful heroine, they are so sweet together.
    I was also interested to see you include Cassandra’s parents. Parents of characters are usually mentioned but do not usually have such a prominent role. They were wonderfully drawn and in some ways reminded me of my own( a good thing, don’t worry). I love the way Sebastian’s friends close ranks after the disastrous episode with the mother and child outside the theatre. That is what true friendship is.
    And Rock and Adeline have a baby girl! I love the scenes while they are waiting and seeing how Rock cherishes the baby girl.
    Only two more books left. In the series! 🙁
    I wish you would write more about these wonderful characters….they have become so real and I will miss them after the last book is read…..what about their offspring? Any chance you might write about them?

    1. You’ll meet all your favourites again in Hazard and Cadenza, Jane … and a few of them also pop up in A Trick of Fate. But I’m afraid I won’t be writing books about their children – mostly because it would shift the period from the 1770s to around 1810 and I’m not especially keen on the Regency period. Also, my next book will be Brandon Brothers Two – Adam.

      1. I understand what you are saying. But if their children are born in the 1770’s wouldn,t they be in their twenties in the 1790’s? Or is that not old enough for them to have a story if their own? I would so much like to see Rock as a parent…he shows real potential in wicked cousin! And what happens to Alice who is left with Isabelle and Phillip? Perhaps you could give us a hint in the Bramdon series?

      2. Dear Stella
        Oh my! I read Hazard and launched right into Cadenza . What treats.
        Couldn’t put either of them down! So Nicholas finally got his Madeleine. Good for him! I love how your prologues set things up mysteriously and the reader has to figure out the connections before it is all explained.
        Then you left us hanging with Adeline’s pregnancy and i was about to ask about that when I started trick of fate and discovered she had a baby boy!
        I wish we could see more of Rock as a father! The glimpses in Hazard were not nearly enough!
        Cadenza was amazing. You must have had to do an enormous amount if research in music history and instruments and compositions! I loved the three children, especially the little girl..she was adorable. And Tom defending Julian…I was like that when I was little,too.
        One thing that interests me…how on earth did you decide to make Rafe a reformed character? That was an interesting transformation. And his back story was fascinating( especially the incest part…!) no wonder he became a partial recluse…what a mess. I also love the way your heroines are strong dedicated women without being anachronistic. They keep within the bounds of their society but aren,t milquetoasts. All in all your characters are people I would like to meet and have as friends.

        1. Thank you so much, Jane. It’s wonderful that you found so much to like – and I love your enthusiasm.
          Reforming Ralph came about partly because a surprising number of readers actually liked him in Hazard but mostly because I’d never rehabilitated a ‘bad boy’ before and wanted to try. Altering the reader’s perception of a character without making him a completely different person is a challenge.
          As for the music in Cadenza … I studied music at college so I already had a good deal of background knowledge. Most of the additional research centered on the internal workings of a harpsichord and listening to lots of music in order to choose the pieces I wanted Julian to play. The listening part was thoroughly enjoyable – and it led me to French virtuoso, Jean Rondeau who, in many respects, is a 21st century Julian. (You can hear him playing some of Julian’s pieces on YouTube by the way.) I’ve heard him play in London and Paris, met him twice – and couldn’t resist giving him a copy of Cadenza. I think the photos from Paris are still on the Extras page if you scroll down.
          Once again, Jane – many thanks for all your very kind remarks and please continue posting ratings/reviews on Audible. That is so important!

  4. Dear Stella – I’m a huge fan – read and loved everything you have written bar, as yet, Lords of Misrule – which brings me to my question – Will book four of the Cavaliers and Roundheads be available in audible, narrated by the excellent Alex Wyndham? If it is to be released on audio I will hold off and wait to listen as that brings even more to each of your stories.
    I started with the Rockcliff series but was delighted, and so rewarded, to read the 17th century books too – such heroes, swoon!
    Thank you so much for hours of reading/listening pleasure.

    1. Thank you, Pamela – so glad you’re enjoying both the books and Alex’s performances of them. At present, we are just starting to look at possible dates for recording Garland of Straw – not easy as, like Madonna, it is a very long book and Alex’s schedule is becoming very crowded. Consequently, it will be a while before we get around to Falcon and Misrule.

  5. Hi Stella
    Just wanted to you know I gave you and Alex Wyndham a five star review on audible on the first two books in the Rockliffe series, although you both deserve more stars than that! And I have ordered the series in paperback.
    I am now listening to the third book. What a treat these are, thank you!

  6. Dear Stella
    I am sure others have mentioned this, but I urge you to write one last Rock &co story that finds a way to restore Rosalind’s sight. It needn’t be full sight but enough so that she may see her children. Julian was right in thinking that it troubled him that she was unable to do so and very unfair. It would be a wonderful HEA epilogue for them both! So please take it under consideration…..

    1. Yes, Jane … I’ve been asked numerous times about giving Rosalind her sight back. The trouble has always been that such a story-line didn’t fit comfortably into any of the later Rockliffe books. However – without giving too much away – watch this space.

      1. I will watch with breathless anticipation! It would make a wonderful story and make your readers very happy!(not to mention Julian and their Children…). 🙂

  7. Dear Ms Rikey
    I just finished the Parfit knight and am writing to tell you how much I enjoyed it. The characters were so alive and real. And how you could know
    how it felt to be blind I will never know! Brava!
    As for the title, Amberley is indeed the “perfect knight” and Rosalind was so lucky they found each other. I had to get my hanky at the end it was touching.
    I have one question, though. Why is it called the Rockliffe series as he basically hovers in the background?
    I am very much looking forward to book #2.

    1. Thank you, Jane – so glad you enjoyed Rosalind and Amberley’s story. As for why it’s called the Rockliffe series … read on and all will become clear. If you could spare a few minutes to post a brief review it would be greatly appreciated!

      1. Dear Stella,
        I started Mésalliance last night and am enjoying it very much and now I sort of understand why you named it after Rockliffe. I love their story so far and so glad that Adeline got her due and Diana and her family got their come-uppance. Rockliffe is a wonderful character and handles all situations with aplomb and grace. He is what my father would have called “ a smoothie”. Again all the characters are wonderfully drawn. They live on the page( and in my head like a movie!).
        Long may you write, you are surely filling a much needed gap in historical romance fiction….at least here in the US.

        1. Glad you’re enjoying Rockliffe’s own story, Jane – if you continue with the series you’ll see that he has a role to play in all of the remaining books. Yes, he’s incredibly smooth – which is why I put him through seven hells of pain in the Mesalliance. I wanted to find out what was underneath that cool, suave exterior.

  8. I recently discovered you and read all six of your Rockliffe series in a week. Loved them, but sad to see no mention in the last five books through Cadenza where Rosalind’s sight was restored (teaser at beginning of The Misalliance where mention of German doctor who might have a cure). Any chance of book 7?

    1. Hi Barb. The truth is that the issue of Rosalind’s blindness just didn’t fit into any of the subsequent Rockliffe novels. However, I do have plans for how to resolve it for readers who, like you, wanted to know what (if anything) changed. The only problem is that you may have to wait a little while!

  9. Dear Stella
    I have just finished A Trick of Fate and must say I absolutely loved it. I am Scottish and enjoyed the fact that a significant part of the book was set in Scotland. It was so nice to read a realistic portrayal of Scotland and Scots people rather than the cartoon versions that seem to be prevalent innalot of historical fiction. I especially liked the haggis joke which made me laugh out loud.
    I was also delighted to see more of Ralph and Lizzie as I really wanted to know more about them after they were introduced in Cadenza. You have done an amazing job of redeeming Ralph even further in this book.
    And Max and Frances- what a wonderful couple. I just loved their story and look forward to no doubt catching up with them in the next instalment of the series. In this regard can you give us a hint whose tale will be next. Might it be Adam as you hinted that he may be hiding something.

    1. Thank you, Kate – I’m so glad you enjoyed it and particularly glad that, as a Scot, you felt I did your country and countrymen justice!
      As you may have guessed, I chose the borders as the location for Max’s road trip because it’s an area my husband and I have visited many times and always enjoyed. As for the Haggis tale … I have to confess that I overheard a Scotsman feeding a version of it to an American. It was in the Halfway House – supposedly Edinburgh’s smallest pub – where it’s impossible not to eavesdrop on other people’s conversations. The unfortunate American was swallowing the story whole while, behind him, everyone else was struggling not to laugh. It fitted in so well with Max’s sense of humour that I couldn’t resist ‘borrowing’ it.
      I hope you also liked the Hawick wedding. I loved the stuff that came up in research for that; the sixpence, the running water and particularly the vows.
      And yes, you’ve guessed right. It is Adam next though I don’t have his story mapped out as yet.
      If you could find a few minutes to review A Trick of Fate on Amazon – early reviews being crucial – I would really appreciate it.

      1. Dear Stella
        Yes it was clear you had visited the borders area. I am glad you have such nice memories.
        I know the Halfway House well as I live in Edinburgh. I admit I had heard the haggis tale before but the way Max told it was just so amusing.
        As a former lawyer your take on Scottish marriages is interesting as again most historical fiction seems to concentrate on Gretna and anvil weddings whereas there were several forms of irregular marriage in Scotland. As I’m sure you know these were competent until the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1939 and the declaration de praesenti could take place in any location provided it was witnessed.
        I will be happy to post a review on Amazon and also Goodreads and will do so later today.
        I am really looking forward to Adam’s book and I know you will keep us posted via your newsletter.
        Thanks again for all your wonderful books.

        1. Living in Edinburgh? Lucky you! Re Scottish weddings, yes – I was aware that, in my time period, they could take place anywhere though I hadn’t previously come across the Marriage House at Coldstream. But since Gretna weddings are ten a penny in historical romance, I wanted to do something different and realised that there were so many options it was possible to be original. For quite a long time (sadly behind us as we now live in Kent) my husband and I used to get up to Edinburgh twice a year – August for the Fringe and then again in November or December. The Halfway House was a favourite haunt. Thank you for offering to review Trick. It really is much appreciated.

  10. Hi Stella
    I was just going through your newsletter and I clicked the link to your website. That link is fine; however, when I clicked on the link for Cadenza in your newsletter ( the one that says Amazon) it goes to a weird site and not Amazon. I just thought you should know so that you can have it fixed.

  11. Dear Stella, I see that the first book of your Brandon Brothers series will be out very shortly and was notified by Amazon of that fact. However, I was vastly disappointed to see that it was only available on Kindle. Do you intend to have it published in paper format, either hardcover of paperback? I do hope so as I would love to read the series, I loved your Georgian Rockliffe series and was sad when you stated that you weren’t going to write anymore.

    1. It isn’t actually on Kindle yet either, Lesley – and won’t be until it is released on October 25th. By then, as with all my other books, the print edition will be well on its way, maybe even already available.

  12. Dear Stella,
    I ditto many of the above comments. Thank-you for filling a literary void! I closed the book on Rock and Company yesterday. Now with all your novels behind me I am looking forward to what is coming next and when?? No pressure…haha! I snooped around the internet and could find nothing. I have joined up here and hope to hear soon. Keep writing. I am huge fan of historical fiction and yours especially.
    Betsy Welch

    1. Hi Betsy – and thank you. I’m currently finishing the first draft of A Trick of Fate which is Max Brandon’s story – you met him in Cadenza. If all goes well, I hope to be putting it on pre-order in October. If you’re following me here and/or have signed up for my monthly newsletter, you’ll be kept abreast of my doings and progress.

  13. Dear Stella
    Thank you so much for hours of wonderful reading (and listening) enjoyment. I’m writing in hopes to hear that all your ‘Roundheads and Cavaliers’ era books will be introduced via audible also. I’ve listened to Black Madonna, A Splendid Defiance and I’m presently enraptured by The Marigold Chain. Would love to ‘read’ them all through the dulcet tones of Alex Wyndham – please say you will be having them all available via audible…..
    I thoroughly enjoyed the entire Rockcliff Series too and have praised you to several others who have subsequently purchased.

    1. Thank you, Pamela – so glad you’ve enjoyed spending time with Alex and my characters. I have yet to decide whether or not to proceed with the other R&C titles in audio. They are long books, making the process extremely expensive. A lot will therefore depend on how well Madonna performs. You can help with this by posting a review on Audible. Reviews are crucial and every one, no matter how brief, is important.

  14. I love your books especially the civil war books. Do you think that one day you might write a book about Toby Maxwell & what happens to him?

    1. I’ve considered writing Toby’s story a couple of times but have shelved it due to concerns about the historical background – which is mostly a mass of political factions; complex but hardly exciting. Still … I’m not completely abandoning the possibility.

  15. Dear Stella I love your Rockcliffe books and would like to encourage you to write more about Tracy and Adeline a sort of what happened next . I know that they appear peripherally in the other books but it would be lovely to have more of them . Also would love to know if Rosalind regains some sight . They are all such lovely characters . Elizabeth

    1. I’m delighted that you’ve enjoyed Rock & Co, Elizabeth. However, once heroes and heroines have achieved their happy-ever-after, they have little story potential except as background characters. Also, I feel that, after six titles, it’s time to take a sidestep and the one I’ve chosen (the Brandon Brothers) will still permit me to feature the Rockliffe characters from time to time. For example, I’ve just written a chapter that adds to the Ralph/Lizzie story in Cadenza. More than that, I can’t promise. Sorry.

  16. Hello Stella

    Can’t resist leaving you a message, after reading some of the comments here. Alex is a wonderful narrator, his voice makes the hair on the back of my neck stand on end. I am so pleased to hear that Madonna will be released soon, I have loved all your books but brilliant, clever Luciano is my favourite ‘man’. I am using a new email address (due to technical difficulties!!) and am trying to update as many people as I can. Will leave a review on Audible for you.

    1. Thanks, Kate. I take it you’ve just listened to Cadenza? But whatever it was, a review on Audible would be great. As for Madonna, I’ve been getting it in for review piecemeal – partly due to the length of the book and partly because it has to be signed off before June 7th. I’ve now listened to just over half of the book and Alex’s performance of Luciano is (in my opinion) one of his best. Having the opportunity to discuss it with him at length and in person last September really paid off.

  17. Hi Stella,
    I was recommended your Rockcliffe series after exhausting the Georgette Heyer audiobooks on Audible. I have binge listened to them all and thoroughly enjoyed them! So good to find such a consistent and versatile narrator who actually seems to “get” the stories, rather than just plodding through.
    I very much enjoy The Parfait Knight and The Player, but I think Genevieve and Aristide in Hazard are my favourite couple. He really comes into his own as a leading character and his relationship with Genevieve is so tender and sincere. The scene when he arrives home late from Sinclairs is understated but so poignant.
    Thank you for delighting us all with your writing! I look forward to the Brandon brothers’ stories!

    1. Thank you, Sarah – I’m delighted you have enjoyed Rockliffe & Co and Alex’s performance of them all. Most of my readers have their favourite characters/couples but I think you are the first one to choose Aristide and Genevieve! I’m currently working on Max’s story – no title as yet, I’m afraid – and hope to finish it later this year. I don’t know if you’ve already reviewed any of the Rockliffe audios but if you haven’t and could spare a few minutes to do so, Alex and I would greatly appreciate it.

  18. Hello, Stella! I just finished the entire Rockliffe series audible books for the second time in anticipation of Cadenza. They are just as exciting the second time around! I’ve wondered for some time – what artist(s) did the paintings you chose for your Rockliffe series covers?

    1. Glad you’ve enjoyed Rock & So, Jan. You asked about the cover-art and they’re all by different artists – so here goes.
      The Parfit Knight – Wilhelm Menzier Casel 1846-1926
      The Mesalliance – Eduardo Leon Garrido 1856-1906
      The Player – William Powell Frith 1819-1909
      The Wicked Cousin – John Singleton Copley 1738-1815
      Hazard – Carl Herpfer 1836-1897
      Cadenza – Federico Andreotti 1847-1930
      As you may imagine, finding the right images isn’t easy. But having chosen it, everything else – lay-out, font, colour etc – is done by my cover designer.
      Do you like my covers? As you can see, I don’t go for the currently fashionable ones showing a half-dressed couple in a clinch!

      1. Oh yes, I do love your covers. Very tasteful and elegant. I also love the illustrations on your website! What fun!
        I did Get a good laugh out if your “half dressed couple in a clinch” comment though

  19. Love all of your books to read and hear. Please have Alex Wyndham narrate all of your books. I have listened all that are available. It would be a pleasure to hear the rest. Alex Wyndham is amazing.

    Thank you, Bridget

    1. Thanks, Bridget – and yes, Alex is amazing. I’m not promising to have all my books turned into audio but Alex will be recording The Black Madonna some time soon.

  20. Dear Stella
    I have just finished reading Cadenza and absolutely loved it. Although I had preordered it and it was delivered on publication I could not bring myself to read it as I knew that once I finished it there would be no more Rockliffe books to indulge in and I was reluctant to say goodbye to such well loved characters. However I have now bitten the bullet and could not put the book down. I particularly liked how you redeemed Sherbourne and the development of his relationship with Elizabeth was very touching. However I really felt I would have liked to also have had a description of their wedding. I do hope Ralph and Elizabeth manage to build bridges with Genevieve and Aristide.
    Julian was just so endearing in his shyness and lack of awareness and the description of his musical performances was magnificent. The children were well drawn and truly loveable. I am looking forward to reading the stories of Arabella’s brothers particularly Max, and hopefully Rock and some of the others will feature in those tales. It would be nice if you could give us a glimpse of Belle and Julian and Elizabeth and Ralph in these books.
    Once again thanks for giving us all these wonderful stories and characters.

    1. Thank you for your comments, Kate – and I’m glad you enjoyed Cadenza. With regard to Ralph and Lizzie, they were not the primary couple and a second wedding at the end of the book would have read like overkill. A double wedding may have worked but we had one of those in Hazard and I try not to repeat myself. I fully intend bringing Rockliffe characters into the Brandon books but only when they fit naturally into the story – and that isn’t something I can predict at this stage. At present, poor Max is on hold whilst I deal with a seemingly on-going rush of other writing-related stuff. However, I hope to get back to him this week!

      1. Hi

        I have been a fan of your books for many years – always kept comfort copies of the R&C novels which I do or
        prefer – a favourite era for me. I was so thrilled when I discovered some had been recorded. Date I ask if the other books in that series will be made by Audible – with Alex of course? I
        With fingers crossed xxx

        1. As I imagine you know, Chris, A Splendid Defiance and The Marigold Chain are available in audio – along with all six Rockliffe titles. Alex will also be recording The Black Madonna some time soon, though exactly when will depend on his schedule. However, it is likely to be the only R&C title I’ll have turned into audio because sales will never justify the high production cost. Sorry.

          1. Hi Stella, that is a shame – we will all have to spread the word about your fantastic books and Alex’s brilliant narration so cost will be justified! At least I can look forward to the Black Madonna – thanks for that – and I will just have to keep far-reaching the other R&C books. I love all your books but my most favourite book of all time remains Splendid Defiance, closely followed by The Marigold Chain. I do think the re-write was incredible. Many thanks Stella!

          2. Thank you, Chris. Yes – do spread the word! But the main problem is that the bulk of audio sales are in the US where the English Civil War isn’t immensely popular. However, I’m prepared to take a punt on Madonna because I want to hear Alex read it. A not-so-small self-indulgence, if you like.

  21. Dear Stella, I didn’t realise, until I read the postings here. that you intend to make Cadenza, which I loved by the way, the last of this Rockliffe series. I love this series and having made the mistake of giving away all the books, except Cadenza which I have just finished, shall now rebuy and keep to re-read as I have done with Georgette Heyer’s books, having first read her books in my teens and early twenties. I was very glad to here from your replies to these various postings that you intend to keep the Georgian books going by writing books about Arabella’s brothers and perhaps including some of the Rockliffe characters from time to time. Stephanie Laurens with her Cynster series and various related series, introduces various characters such as Cynster friends and various Cynster bride’s brothers etc and gives them there own books whilst using one or two Cynster’s as secondary characters or even just mentioning them in the book. You could of course have also have used Ralph’s two brothers if you hadn’t made them unlikable idiots. However, by introducing a few friends of the Brandon’s you could keep the Georgian period going and of course there are Elizabeth’s two sisters as well. Please, please keep writing these Georgian novels, I love them!

    1. Thank you for your enthusiastic response, Lesley. The Rockliffe characters have become good friends to many people – myself included. However, I feel it’s time for a slight change in direction as, when authors cling on to the same series for too long, the stories and style can end up becoming a touch repetitive. I wanted to step outside the cosy world of London society … and the Brandons offer me the opportunity to do so. However, I very much doubt we have seen the last of Rock or Sebastian or Adrian et al!

  22. Trying to sign up for your newsletter, but when I hit enter, it tells me “This field must be filled out” — but it is! I entered email address, first name and last name, but the website is not reading it for some reason.

    1. Sorry to hear you had a problem Deanna but glad that Terry seems to have solved it. Since you weren’t the only one, I’ve raised the issue with Writerspace – since they are handling the mailing list.

  23. Wow. Where have you been hiding??!!
    An email from Writerspace News about “Cadenza” sent me scurrying to Amazon. Four pages into “Parfit Knight” and I was back to Amazon and bought the whole series. I discovered Georgette Heyer decades ago and she remains a favorite. You are the first writer I’ve encountered who comes close to “her voice” for the manners, humor, and detail of Georgian England. I look forward to visiting the seventeenth century with you after this wonderful series. Thank you so much!

    1. Well … thank you, Gail! I haven’t actually been hiding but I’m guessing you are in the US and my profile is much higher in the UK. This, of course, is largely due to my 17th century English Civil War novels. However, I’m delighted that you liked (and trusted!) The Parfit Knight enough to invest in the whole Rockliffe series. I really hope you enjoy them. As you will be aware from Writerspace, book six – Cadenza – has been out for just over a week and, so far, is attracting very positive reviews. Speaking of which, if, in due course, you would spare a few minutes to review any (or all!) of the books – particularly if you are in the US – this would be hugely appreciated.

  24. How can I register on your website and receive updates and newsletter and be part of the community ?

    1. Look on the right-hand side of nearly every page on the web-site. Do you see Subscribe to Blog by e-mail. Just put in your e-mail address – and it’s done.

  25. Dear Stella
    I have come to your books fairly recently and read all those in the Rockliffe series and very much enjoyed them. Although I read a lot of regency I do prefer the Georgian era and accordingly have read everything that Lucinda Brant and Elizabeth Hoyt have written. However notwithstanding that I love history I knew little of the period covered in the Roundheads and Cavaliers series and so was slightly hesitant about reading them. I have however now done so and would like to thank you not just for the fact that all contained wonderful love stories but also the historical content was so educational but in a totally accessible way.
    Although I am Scottish I was pretty unaware of the degree of the Scots involvement in the civil wars and subsequently. I knew Charles II had been crowned at Scone (near my home town of Perth) but did not know that Perth itself had been occupied. Your knowledge of Scotland and its history is extremely impressive and has prompted me to do some further research of my own.
    I am just about to start reading The M arigold Chain and then I will be up to date with all your books. I have just returned from a short break in south west Scotland and spent yesterday in a place called Rockcliffe which seemed quite apt given my love for the Duke of Rockliffe( not quite the same spelling).
    Thanks again for two wonderful series.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments, Kate. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed Rockliffe and have been brave enough to dive into the R&C series. (Many aren’t!) As for Scotland, my husband and I have visited many times over the years, so researching the country’s history was a pleasure. I am currently striving to complete the first draft of Rock Six – working title, Quadrille. Meanwhile, enjoy The Marigold Chain.

      1. Dear Stella
        I have now finished The Marigold Chain and found it incredibly moving. In fact it made me cry at several points( Danny’s fate and its aftermath and the reasons for Giles’ departure). Giles is such an engaging character and one’s heart breaks for him and the fact that Chloe is unaware of his regard for her. So sad. I am sure many of your readers would welcome his story should you ever feel it was appropriate to write it.
        I read in one of your responses that you would choose Joseph Millsom to play Justin Ambrose. I totally agree. He is a wonderful actor. I loved him in Banished and had the privilege to see him in Apologia on the stage in London when we visited last year. He would do great justice to Justin.
        I very much look forward to the next book in the Rockliffe series and also hopefully to Tobias’ story in the Roundheads and Cavaliers series.
        I am so glad you have been able to visit Scotland in the past and hopefully you will manage to do so again in the future. It would be interesting to know which are your favourite parts.
        Please keep writing your wonderful stories.

        1. Hi Kate
          Re Scotland, we’ve always enjoyed the Borders – Kelso, Jedburgh etc – but the absolute favourite has to be Edinburgh. Many happy visits there – often for the Fringe but equally often in the dead of winter. Always a pleasure.
          I am so glad you enjoyed Marigold and found it a worthwhile experience. I don’t know if you ever listen to audios but Alex Wyndham has done a sterling job with it – as, indeed, he has with all the other books. As for Giles’ story, it’s on my radar but I’ve no idea when. Rockliffe Six is taking rather longer than usual and I can’t see past it yet.
          I also thought Joseph Millson was brilliant in Banished – such a pity the BBC dropped it without making the second series which I understand was already partly written. But I also saw Mr Millson in Mr Foote’s Other Leg at the Haymarket a couple of years ago – a facical 18th century romp. Now … back to my own 18th century harpsichord virtuoso. If you haven’t listened to Jean Rondeau on the Extras page yet you’re missing a treat. I actually met the man last week before his recital in the Cadogan Hall. Naturally, I’m a huge fan!

  26. Dear Stella I have just finished listening to splendid defiance and found this to be a wonderful captivating story , and was left with a great desire to hear more of Justin and Abby’s story, I know from your previous blog comments that you do not generally write a second book about your main characters in a book. But Their story seems to have ended as if there was more to write about their struggles in making a new life at Trent. I hope that you might re consider writing this story as I am sure a lot of your readers would love to have these wonderful characters brought back to life, can’t wait for book 6 in the Rockliffe sereies to come out, any glues at to who this might be about and when we might have the delight of reading/listening to if

    All the best. CHRISTINE London Uk

    1. Hi Christine
      I am on holiday at present and have only just seen your messages. I have no plans for a sequel to Defiance – Abby and Justin featured in Garland of Straw, if you recall.
      Rockliffe 6 (Quadrille) is not finished yet and it’s difficult to predict when it will be due to further weeks away and the major revision awaiting me at home because I’ve thought better of the last 3 chapters I wrote before coming here for a month!
      As for clues … there’s one on the Extras page at My new hero – Julian – is a harpsichord virtuoso. Go and listen to his modern-day equivalent on my site.

  27. Hello stella,
    I am a great fan of our tremendous works and have bought all your books both hardcopy, kindle and also on audible, mostly because I love to listen to Alex Wyndham (who doesn’t?) especially playing Alex Deveril.
    A hearty congratulations for all your recent and well deserved awards. And thank you for the scores of hours of joy you have given many!
    I just thought to advise that upon receiving the hardcopy of Hazard I was disappointed to find it has been printed upside down and back to front! I know it will be replaced but I’d hate to think you have paid for Amazon to print a load of them all incorrectly.
    Also, as I am coming to the end of writing my first book, can you kindly offer any suggestions regarding publication?
    All the best,
    M Dobbs

    1. Hi Ms Dobbs,
      Many thanks for your kind comments – I’m delighted you enjoy the audios as well as the books.
      So sorry you got a bad copy of Hazard and hope it has been replaced. The books are printed on demand by Createspace (Amazon owned, like pretty much everything!) and this is the first time something like this has happened. However, I’m glad you let me know. I will take the matter up with Createspace directly – though it might need to wait a while. I’m on holiday at present and – arrived here yesterday – and not back in the UK for a month.
      Re publishers, I began conventionally but now choose to go independent with Amazon and Smashwords. The latter deliver to Kobo, Apple and Nook etc. Indie publishing is easy when you get the hang of it but it is vital that you check your content and formatting with a fine tooth comb because if you don’t, no one else will and you open yourself to painful criticism. Getting someone (who has a good command of English and who understands your genre) is helpful.
      If you have specific questions, I’ll be happy to try to answer them when I’m back at my desk.

      1. Hello again Stella!

        Congrats on Cadenza and also for the new audible edition of The Black Madonna. Both are beautiful works of literature that deserve high praise indeed. Doubtless, your books will be proudly compared amongst the greats like Heyer and Austen for decades, if not centuries to come.

        It’s been a rather slow progression of my book due to illness but I’m finally ready for editing and I was wondering if you might be able to suggest a good copy editor? Or do you do it all yourself?
        Also if I might be so bold as to ask if you might consider mentoring me through my first publication? I would very much appreciate it if you could direct message me on the email I have provided, as I would love to hear from you.

        There could be no author I would wish to work with and learn from more than you.

        All my very best,

        M Dobbs

        1. Thank you for your kind words. Well done on finishing your own book. I don’t use an editor – never needed one – so I don’t have any names for you. However, I’ll drop you a line with a few other suggestions you might find useful.

  28. Hi Stella
    Many congratulations on your Cavalier and Roundheads series. Is it a remote possibility that the wonderful Alex would do audiobooks on this series? I have listened to the Marigold Chain and A Splendid Defiance at least three times now! I have also found the Rockcliffe series highly satisfying. Just heard Hazard, are there more in the pipeline?

    1. I’m delighted that you’ve enjoyed the R&C series, Carol but, due to their length and limited appeal (they don’t sell well in the USA) audios are unlikely. As for Rockliffe, I’m currently working on Rock Six – Quadrille – and there will definitely be an Alex audio of that!

      1. Many thanks for your response Stella, having read all of the R&C books I just thought audios of them would be the cherry on the top so to speak! However I love the Rockcliffe series and look forward to Quadrille.

  29. Hi Stella,

    I review for USA Today Happy Ever After. Would you please email me keira @


      1. Thank you
        I have really enjoyed all the Rockcliffe books they are very well written with real depth to the characters. I am looking forward to the next one but in the meantime have started on the Roundheads and Cavaliers series.
        I never thought I would say this but thank goodness for e books and ipads!

        1. Yes. A few years ago I was adamant about not wanting a Kindle. Thankfully, my husband ignored this and bought me one. If he hadn’t I might not have re-published my back-catalogue – let alone written 5 new titles.

  30. Hello Stella,
    I’ve just been reading the first editions of The Parfit Knight and The Mesalliance again and, though the kindle editions are easier to access when away, I much prefer your earlier works. They seem to have more depth to the stories and this includes the R&C books as well. Now the books seem to have their content padded out with unnecessary personal details. When the story requires it that is fine but your early books were appreciated without it. You have sometimes been compared with Georgette Heyer and she never included it in her works so why do you include it so much in your later novels.
    On another issue, if you do ever write another Rockcliffe title have you ever thought of including Adeline’s cousins? I often think it would be interesting to know what became of Tom Franklin and also Diana. I have actually recommended your R&C books to my niece who’s doing that period for A-level and not finding it particularly interesting and, as a result, she has become a fan of yours as well.

    1. I’m not sure why you think the stories have ‘more depth’ in the original editions than in the current ones. They are exactly the same – no changes to story-line or character whatsoever.
      Mesalliance was hacked about by a publisher more interested in number of pages than quality so, when I re-published it, I restored it to what it ought to have been. Yes, Madonna and Garland do have a handful of additional scenes – and yes, they are of a personal/romantic nature so I am assuming it was this that you did not like. Unfortunately, one can’t please everybody.
      Finally, although some readers have compared my work to Georgette Heyer, I’ve never wanted a GH tag. Although I admire her books and enjoyed them when I was much younger, tastes change and I write with my own voice.
      I’m glad your daughter is finding the R&C series a palatable addition to her A-level studies – and delighted the civil wars have made it on to an exam syllabus somewhere.
      As for Tom and Diana Franklin – sorry, but no. I’m writing Rockliffe Six now – it will be the last – and the characters you mention are not in it.
      Thanks for getting touch – and best wishes.

  31. Your books are my absolute favorite, all that I can find on audio! I enjoy all the male lead characters, thanks in part to Alex W, I’m sure, but so well written…not just “formula” characters. You give them such personality! Looking forward to more!!
    I’ve given them all 5/5 stars

    1. Thank you, Amy. Alex is currently recording Hazard – so it should be available in early May. And Rockliffe Six is my current work-in-progress. So glad you’ve enjoyed the series!

  32. Dear Stella
    Please can you tell me where I can purchase a paperback copy of Hazard please.
    I love your books!
    Kind Regards

    1. The print edition of Hazard is ready for release and I’d hoped to do this during the course of the next week. However, at present I am having difficulties with Createspace – a problem which they have created and have so far not resolved. Until they do, I’m afraid Hazard will remain on ice. Sorry, Sue. Once I do release it, it will be available on Amazon, as usual.

  33. Dear Stella,

    I have just finished listening to The Marigold Chain and Alex Wyndham was a joy to listen to. I first read the book in the 1980s when it was first published, and have hunted out your books ever since. I was so pleased when you started reissuing your books and they are a must buy for me. Now I have discovered audio books, buying all your titles and have really enjoyed them, discovering new details through Alex Wynham’s excellent narration.

    I have a question though. As I was reading my copy of Marigold Chain whilst listening to the audio version, I came heard a sentence that was clearly different to the one in the book. In Part 3: Chapter 2 when Alex is first talking to Chloe, there is a passage that states:

    “He forgot that it was late, that he wasn’t entirely sober, that he’d meant to wait for a better time. He forgot everything except that, though uncertainty was killing him, the possibility of a rebuff was worse.”

    But the audio version is slightly different, where “wasn’t entirely sober” has been replaced by “too weary to think clearly”. I wonder which version is the one that you prefer? Both are appropriate but it seemed such an odd, purposeful alteration with tiredness replacing sobriety as the mainspring of Alex’s clumsy attempt to persuade Chloe of his love.

    1. First of all – thank you for your comments and I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying Alex. He really is incredibly talented, isn’t he?
      Now … in answer to your question, I don’t recall exactly when that alteration was made though I’d guess it would have been when I was preparing the audio script. This, as you may imagine, requires a fine tooth comb – which naturally also makes one think very carefully about the precise wording, here and there. (I should say that though the audio and e-book are always identical, this won’t always be true of the print version because it will very much depend on when the book was purchased.) What I do remember is deciding that ‘wasn’t entirely sober’ wasn’t quite accurate and that ‘too weary to think clearly’ described Alex’s condition at that time better. However, I hope the change didn’t spoil your enjoyment of the book – and find it interesting that you noticed it!

  34. Just finished Hazard and I liked it best of all the Rockliffe novels. However, this seems to tie up all the ends for characters previously introduced. Do you have plans for more novels in this series?

    1. Thank you – I’m so glad you enjoyed Hazard. If you could do me the huge favour of reviewing on Amazon, it would be very much appreciated. And yes … I am toying with the idea of Rockliffe Six but can’t guarantee it yet.

  35. Hello! It was suggested that I contact you here and I have been fan girling so much. I just didn’t know what to say. Here is my attempt. Be prepared for run on sentences ! I do so enjoy your books. I love this beautiful glimpse into the lives of the characters … these friends .. this family of people. How everyone is not black and white. How just like us they don’t always say what they mean or feel and how relatable this is. How you paint this story among actual places and events that cause me to go reading up on history and looking at names and maps. The language is just WOW ! I learn new words which is something fantastic to me. Your stories are a showcase of what loving is about (family,friends and romantic) . Thank you so much for all of this. I ADORE all of your books and look forward to everyone of them more than holidays and good chocolate!

    1. Hi Bethany – nice to hear from you! And may I say that I think your ‘alias’ is quite brilliant. Thank you for your many kind remarks, they really do mean a lot. Of course, today is Hazard’s birthday so I’m awaiting readers’ reactions with baited breath! As I said to you previously, the Hazard audio will probably be out in early May and I’ll be happy to send you an Audible download code for it. It’s the least I can do for my little group of extremely loyal readers. Meanwhile, you can drop in here for a chat any time – I enjoy talking to folk and try to reply to everyone.

  36. Good Morrow!
    You’ve probably answered this before, but please indulge me. Why did you change Felicity’s and Felix’s names when your books were reissued? I, in common with many others, I read your books when they were originally published and loved them. I have re-read them over the years and was so excited when I discovered that you had taken up your pen again. I’m very glad that I kept searching for you!
    I love both the periods that you write about and, having read Georgette Heyer since a child, I have to say that your period detail is equal to hers!
    Many best wishes,

    1. Yes, Belle – you’re not the first to wonder about this. Quite simply, I did it because I’d begun to suspect that, at some point in the future, I might want to put Eden’s younger brother into a more starring role and I couldn’t imagine a hero (or near-hero) called Felix. The name reminds a lot of folk of cat-food, there being a brand of that name. So … Felix became Tobias/Toby which I think works better for the character.
      Thank you for your comments – I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the books. I’m currently working on Rockliffe Four, hopefully for a spring 17 release. And meanwhile, lovely Alex Wyndham has begun recording the audio version of A Splendid Defiance which ought to be out in time for Christmas.

      1. I adore Justin Ambrose. I have re-read ‘A Splendid Defiance’ so many times I have lost count and each time I melt, catching my breath like Abigail each time he appears and hanging on his every word. It is just a beautiful story, I even made a pilgrimage to Banbury even though the castle has long gone. This week I purchased a kindle edition and then saw I could have Alex Wyndham read it to me and LOVE it!
        Stella, I wanted to ask who you would choose to play Justin if ever the BBC realised what a gem this story is and decided to produce it for TV…better still if a film was made.

        1. Thank you! Naturally enough, I love all my guys (if I don’t, who will?) but I’ve always had a particularly soft spot for Justin – intolerant, impatient and abrasive as he frequently is. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been working with Alex Wyndham for some time now; The Marigold Chain was released just over a week ago and in a few weeks’ time, Alex will be starting to record Rock Five, Hazard – due out the day after tomorrow.
          As to who might play Justin in the very unlikely event of A Splendid Defiance ever being filmed … that’s a difficult question. For acting capabilities and serious good-looks – though he doesn’t exactly resemble Justin – I think I’d have to go for Joseph Millson. And since lovely Alex is an actor as well as a book narrator, I’d insist on him playing Sir William Compton.
          Who would you cast in the leading roles?

  37. Wonderful, something to look forward to. Thanks again for your intelligent, thoughtful writing, an absolute joy to read.

  38. Hi Stella,

    I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the absolute joy your Rockliffe trilogy has brought to me via audiobook. Alex Wyndham is a dream narrator. I had never come across your books before I am sad to say, but am very grateful for their recommendation. I think all the characters are superb, even the dastardly ones. It has been a real highlight listening to each of them (I have just re-read the series again)

    My question is, do you think you might continue the series after The Player? I really feel as if I have got to know this group of friends, and can’t imagine that there won’t be a fourth book. I adore Rock & his friendships, and am sad that their story has ended.

    Fingers crossed for a continuing book…

    In the meantime, a thousand thanks for your superb writing, it has been an absolute pleasure to listen to the recordings.


    1. Hi Fiona
      Thank you for your kind remarks – I’m delighted that you’ve enjoyed Rock & Co and yes, I’m hoping to do a fourth in the series. In the meantime, look out for A Splendid Defiance (one of my English Civil War books) in audio later this year and, like the Rockliffe series, again performed by lovely Alex.

  39. Hi Stella,

    I have recently listened to both of your audiobooks and they are both great! I was wondering if there are going to be audiobooks for your standalones and Civil War series? Thanks!

    1. Jessamy – so sorry. I’ve no idea why your message slipped the net. Usually, I see them and reply immediately. However … in answer to your question, I’m hoping that Alex and I can get A Splendid Defiance into audio before the end of the year.
      Again, sorry for the delay!

  40. Stella – having inadvertently picked up a copy of A Splendid Defiance at a library once some 10 years ago, I made it my mission to find ALL and acquire all of your hard-copy published works (that’s all that was available until recently) – it wasn’t easy but I endured. I now have ALL of your work either on Kindle, iBooks or a novel. I’ll continue to purchase anything you publish, thats a given. But the one character that still intrigues me is Giles Beckworth from The Marigold Chain, which oddly enough remains my all time favourite purely because I hold a great interest in the Restoration. I’m not going to ask if he will ever become a hero in one of your novels – I want to say that he intrigues me.

    1. Hi Aysha
      You’re not alone in liking Giles – several readers have said the same thing – and, at one time, I did have the vague idea of bringing him back from Jamaica. This has become more unlikely as the years have gone by – but I wouldn’t rule anything out.

  41. Dear Stella,

    I have just finished reading The Player which I enjoyed very much. I was wondering whether had any plans to write another book about Justin and Abby. I know that they featured in Garland of Straw but I, for one, would love to know what happened to them after that.

    Best wishes Shefa

    1. Hi Shefa
      Thank you for getting in touch with me and I’m glad you enjoyed The Player. I don’t plan to write a book specifically about Justin and Abby – though it’s possible they’ll crop up here and there, as they do in Garland. But their time as leading characters was over by the end of A Splendid Defiance. Once a romance is completed and the hero and heroine are married, I find there’s rarely much to say about them.

  42. Hi there,
    I’m delighted to see that A Garland of Straw is now available for Kindle. I’ve got the original paperback – are there many changes between the two editions?



    1. Hi Georgie,
      There are some changes – though I’d be hard-pressed to put a percentage on it. Basically, all the historical sequences are unchanged – this being a matter of accuracy and not tampering with something that was right in the first place. There are some extended/additional scenes to fill out the relationship between Gabriel and Venetia and some of these contain a little more spice than the original. Over-all though, I don’t think you’d find it that different.

  43. I’m so delighted to find the ebooks! I read most of the books absolutely years ago (it must be 20 years now!) and always regretted not having got hold of all of them as “real” live books then! I’ve regularly trawled second hand sites for them but now they are ebooks I can catch up with old friends again – and the thought of a new one soon is the icing on the cake! It must be great to be able to create something that stays with people and is so enjoyed for so long. Regards Maria

    1. Hi Maria
      I’m glad you’ve found the e-books and hope you like the various extensions/revisions. I certainly enjoyed making them!
      There are some original hardback and paperback copies floating about for sale on the internet. A few of these are reasonably priced but some aren’t. I recently saw a hardback Black Madonna for sale at about £175 – which is quite ridiculous and one of many good reasons I’ve been re-issuing in e-format.
      If you’ve been purchasing through Amazon and felt inclined to post a brief review of any of the titles you’ve re-read, this would be greatly appreciated.

  44. Hello Stella,

    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly and for putting your views on the book so succinctly! I would much rather read a new book from you than for you to spend time on something you don’t rate. I was just being greedy!

    Hope you’re enjoying writing the latest book. I certainly enjoyed the excerpt you let us in on. Looking forward to it!

    Very best wishes, Jane

    1. Thanks for that, Jane. Yes – I am enjoying working on Falcon but am rapidly approaching the point where it’s about to become less fun and more like hard work. Still, I hope the results will be worth it.

  45. I’ve loved all your books and am thrilled at the idea of a new one. Can’t wait! I’ve also been pleased that you’ve put your books out as ebooks-got them as insurance in case something happens to my collection. The only one I haven’t seen is ‘Lucifer’s Champion’ which I borrowed from my library many years ago. Do you have plans to issue this as an ebook too? I’m sure there are a few of us who’d be very grateful!

    Thanks for all the reading pleasure you’ve given me and now my daughter too.

    Best wishes, Jane

    1. Hi Jane
      Sorry – but I don’t have any plans to release Lucifer’s Champion as an e-book. The main reason for this is that, being the first thing I ever wrote, it got hacked about prior to publication and ended up being neither fish nor fowl. My own opinion is that it needs virtually a complete re-write – which would involve more time than I think it deserves. I’m glad you enjoyed it but, if you’ve read Georgette Heyer’s The Black Moth, you’ll see where a lot of Lucifer comes from!

  46. Dear Stella
    I wish to endorse what Julie and others have said. I,too, read your books when they were first published and have re-read them all several times with equal pleasure in the intervening years. I am lucky enough to own print copies of all of them, but have greatly enjoyed reading your ‘revised’ versions, which have added a new dimension to my appreciation of the stories, especially ‘Mesalliance’ which is so much more satisfying in its expanded form. I’m really glad that you are re-visiting your work and that it is bringing you pleasure again. I’d absolutely love it if you were one day able to publish the remainder of the Civil War series in this way, as I have always wanted to know how the story ended (especially what happened to Eden) but even if that isn’t possible I’m pleased to have this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ for producing the well-written, well-researched and above all most compelling books which are right up there with the best, as far as I am concerned.

    With good wishes and thanks

    1. Hazel
      Thank you for your kind comments. Briefly – as I am still struggling with an iPad! – I do hope to continue the series but only time will tell.

  47. Dear Stella (if I may!)

    I just wanted to send you a note to thank you very much for all the many hours of pleasure that your novels have given me over the years. I’m delighted that you are re-issuing them – I can’t imagine why they were ever not in print! – and am eagerly awaiting the re-issue of Garland of Straw. The first book of yours I read was A Splendid Defiance which I found quite by chance in my local newsagent’s shop on the Banbury Road in Oxford, under “Local Interest” back in the mid 1980s. I was a post-grad student then with a young son and was looking for a relaxing treat for the weekend. The book looked interesting – I liked the blurb and the cover. So, as soon as I had put my son to bed that evening, I started reading and couldn’t stop! Justin and Abby (and, indeed, all your protagonists) are characters who truly come alive and live in the imagination for long after one has finished the book. I really love the mix of historical research, plot and romance – for me, you get the balance just right – I think your books are beautifully written. I still think that after (oh dear!) nearly 30 years.

    It took me years to track down your other books (greatly helped by the internet in more recent times, I must say). At one stage I bought some second hand out of print books from a lady on the internet – we started talking about our favourite authors, your name came up and it turned out that I had a copy of The Black Madonna and she owned a copy of The Marigold Chain so we did an “inter-library loan” by post, with the books tracked and heavily insured to boot, both ways, so we could try and get second hand copies if the worst occurred and the books were lost (fortunately, they weren’t!) I was lucky enough to find a copy of The Marigold Chain for myself a few months later, so I could re-read it, which was great.

    Excellent books like yours are so important to people’s well-being – a wonderful and comforting escape in bad times, and so engrossing and pleasurable in good times. My son has had a couple of novels published, so I have seen how hard it is to write a book and how much effort goes into it. Thank you! I do hope you are able to carry on your Civil War novels one day – I feel I know all the characters as if they’re real people, and I would love to see them all settled and happy in the end.

    With very best wishes,


    1. Julie
      As you may have seen from other replies I have posted recently, I am away from home at present but will have much pleasure in replying to you properly when I get back. Thank you so much for your kind words!

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