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Donna Fletcher Crow, Novelist of British History, has written more than 50 books specializing in British Christianity. These books include: The Monastery Murders, clerical mysteries; Lord Danvers Investigates, Victorian true-crime; The Elizabeth and Richard series, literary suspense; and Glastonbury, The Novel of Christian England. She loves research and sharing you-are-there experiences with her readers.

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A traveling researcher engages people and places from Britain's past and present, drawing comparisons and contrasts between past and present for today's reader.

Sailing to Saint-Tropez with Alexandre Dumas

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ September 13, 2021

Well, no, I wasn’t actually with the great French novelist Dumas père. In reality I was with my food writer daughter-in-law Kelly, who had planned our fabulous Riviera escape. Our excuse was our “chaperoning” my granddaughter/Kelly’s daughter in her ballet intensive in Monaco. But it turned out to be something of an intensive for us as well, as we discovered writers and gorgeous food at every location.

We couldn’t have had a lovelier day to set sail westward along the incredibly blue Mediterranean for...


New Blog series: Writers in France, Then and Now, Villefranche

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ September 7, 2021

We were so fortunate. In late July of this year it seems that the planets aligned and a brief window opened after travel restrictions eased and before the Delta variant ramped up—and we managed to dash through like Alice through the looking-glass.

My granddaughter Jane had an interval between...


Was Jane Austen Vaccinated?

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ June 29, 2021

Photo: Basingstoke Gazette, Ophelia King

With world-wide attention, and sometimes controversy, focused on the importance of vaccinations these days, and with a new appreciation of their marvels as we see statistics of the Coronavirus pandemic falling dramatically in countries well supplied with serum, one gains a new perspective on the importance of medical science to our world.

What must it have been like before any sort of inoculation against disease was discovered? That thought...


New Video Jane Austen from Paradise to Lyme Regis

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ June 3, 2021

The writing life can be a crazy ride, especially because one never knows what’s next. That’s certainly true for my latest venture of making videos in the persona of Jane Austen. In a previous blog I explained how I fell into this adventure. Now I’ve carried it one step further.

“Jane Austen from Paradise to Lyme Regis” is currently premiering on You Tube. Here Jane, in response to information from...


New Menu Item and Free Book Set—Take a look

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ May 13, 2021

My new media ventures are official with  a fresh menu item on my website: Just up—pages offering my daring plunge into  Videos and Podcasts. I’m having lots of fun, in spite of the steep learning curve. Do take a look. Work on my next production “Jane Austen from Paradise to Lyme Regis” is well on its way. 

And don’t miss my new—FREE—book offer this week. Ends Monday, May 17. The Daughters of Courage, is a three-for-one set:


Three exceptional women: the indomitable Kathryn, her daughter Elizabeth and granddaughter Stephanie, must each face the challenges of her generation through days of struggle, loss and turmoil. And each, with...


Prayer of Sir Francis Drake as Known to Brothers of Jane Austen

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ April 27, 2021

In my recent video “Jane Austen: From Paradise to Portsmouth” Jane takes viewers to the royal Garrison Church in Portsmouth and recounts the central role their faith played in the lives of her two naval brothers.


 Francis, who rose to be Admiral of the Fleet, was known as “the officer who knelt in church,” an uncommon devotion in those days of rather careless religious practice.

 And up to the day of his death there...


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