Return to Eyam: A Conversation with Roland Millward

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Roland Millward as part of his ongoing podcast series, Roland’s Travels.

Roland’s Podcast documents his travels

Roland and I connected via Twitter after I saw Roland’s video of his visit to the plague village of Eyam and I let him know about my novel. He subsequently read it, and thankfully enjoyed it. Several months later Roland invited me to join him on his podcast, having posed four questions for me to answer as part of our discussion:

1. Tell our listeners a little bit about your background.

2 Why did you choose this as the storyline for your first novel Three?

3 How did you find researching the story? 

4 Now that you have written your first novel when are we likely to see the next one?

Roland is an absolute gentleman and I very much enjoyed chatting with him about the researching and writing of my book. In the novel, ‘Three: A Tale of Brave Women and the Eyam Plague’, the village is very much central to the plot and a strong sense of place is vital for the reader. I have been overwhelmed by the amount of readers getting in touch to let me know they are planning on making a trip to the village after reading my book. It was for this reason we created a map so you can walk in the footsteps of the three protagonists of the novel. You will find these available for download on the home page of this website (scroll down a bit!).

You can walk in the footsteps of the three protagonists of the novel

You can listen to our conversation here:

You can find out a lot about my research process here: 

Also in my two-part article series for here:

If you have never visited Eyam, check out Roland’s video:

Published by jenjenkins42

I am an author from a village outside of Rugby in Warwickshire. I love historical fiction. You will find me reading, hanging out with my husband, our two sons and our little dog, baking or walking.

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