About Me

William Savage

Pen and Pension is the blog of William Savage, who writes historical mystery novels set in Norfolk between 1760 and 1800.

“I started to write fiction as a way of keeping my mind active in retirement. Throughout my life, I have read and enjoyed hundreds of detective stories and mystery novels. One of my other loves is history, so it seemed natural to put the two together. Thus began two series of murder mystery books set in Norfolk, England.

All my books are set between 1760 and around 1800, a period of turmoil in Britain, with constant wars, revolutions in America and France and finally the titanic, 22-year struggle with Napoleon.

The Ashmole Foxe series takes place at the start of this time and is located in Norwich. Mr Foxe is a dandy, a bookseller and, unknown to most around him, the mayor’s immediate choice to deal with anything likely to upset the peace or economic security of the city.

The series featuring Dr Adam Bascom, a young gentleman physician caught up in the beginning of the Napoleonic wars, takes place in a variety of locations near the North Norfolk coast. Adam builds a successful medical practice, but his insatiable curiosity and knack for unravelling intrigue constantly involve him in mysteries large and small.”

Check out Will’s author page here now.

11 Responses to About Me

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  2. artandarchitecturemainly says:

    Thanks for the posts so far. How do I leave a comment or question about a specific post?

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  3. carriekwiatkowski says:

    Oh! That’s perfect! Thanks so much. And keep these blog posts coming. They’re very enjoyable.

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  4. carriekwiatkowski says:

    Hi William! For some reason I can’t find the link to make comments on the article on physicians, apothecaries, and surgeons. Hopefully, typing it here will be okay. I’m interested in 18th/19th century medicine for a character of mine. Do you know what specific text (or texts) a physician would use back then?

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  5. Julie Davis says:

    Hi William I am on the Alburgh parish council and we have been contacted by a descendant of Abigail Hambling who is trying to find out the location of her house in Alburgh would you have any information on this could you also give me your cost for speaking to local groups

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  6. Diane Challenor says:

    Ah! I had an inkling that I was incorrect. I do a bit of editing and it flows over to my reading. Best wishes!

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  7. Diane Challenor says:

    Hello, I’ve read An Unlamented Death and I’m enjoying The Fabric of Murder. Excellent storytelling, thank you. There’s possibly a repetitive typo related to dyes, that is, the word “receipts” appears where I think the word should be “recipes”.

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