The Role of Flora in ‘Three: A Tale of Brave Women and the Eyam Plague’

In the Victorian era, flowers were used almost like a second language. Each flower captured a sentiment to be expressed; a hidden message for the recipient. I have been rather fascinated by the idea and I think some of that concept of plants holding meaning and message crept into the novel. There has always beenContinue reading “The Role of Flora in ‘Three: A Tale of Brave Women and the Eyam Plague’”

Remembering Eyam’s Plague Victims: Plague Sunday

Plague Sunday has been celebrated in the village Of Eyam since the plague’s bicentenary in 1866. It was originally held in mid-August, but now takes place on the last Sunday in August, coinciding with the Wakes Festival (as featured in the novel, Three: A Tale of Brave Women and the Eyam Plague by Jennifer Jenkins)Continue reading “Remembering Eyam’s Plague Victims: Plague Sunday”

Historical Fiction: A Truly Massive Genre

Three: A Tale of Brave Women and the Eyam Plague is selling well and so between my many endeavours towards book promotion, when I’m not feeling entirely freaked out by the idea of continued my newfound writing journey, I have begun the task of researching my next novel. It will be historical fiction again, butContinue reading “Historical Fiction: A Truly Massive Genre”

Love in the Time of Corona: Emmott and Rowland

Emmott Syddall is one of the most loved characters in the historical fiction novel, ‘Three: A Tale of Brave Women and the Eyam Plague’, the debut novel by Jennifer Jenkins. History directed the days laid out for this beloved young woman of Eyam and, for many readers, her love affair with Rowland Torre (of theContinue reading “Love in the Time of Corona: Emmott and Rowland”

A Garden of One’s Own: Catherine Mompesson

*Spoiler Alert* Read on only after having read the novel if you want to discover what Catherine Mompesson’s life and fate for yourself. The Historical Record Catherine Mompesson is one of the three female protagonists in the historical fiction novel, ‘Three: A Tale of Brave Women and the Eyam Plague’ by Jennifer Jenkins. Catherine wasContinue reading “A Garden of One’s Own: Catherine Mompesson”

The Mystery of Immunity: The Guardian Genes of Eyam’s Survivors

In 1996 scientific researchers tracked down descendants of the people who had survived the plague at Eyam, looking for a genetic mutation which could explain why so many people who had been exposed to the plague bacteria had not sickened. Within the novel, ‘Three: A Tale of Brave Women and the Eyam Plague‘ by JenniferContinue reading “The Mystery of Immunity: The Guardian Genes of Eyam’s Survivors”

The Unexpected Arrival of Yesinia Pestis: The Epidemiology of the Plague Outbreak at Eyam

Plague is caused by the bacterium known as Yersinia pestis. It remains one of the deadliest infectious diseases to attack humankind. There are still outbreaks in the Southern Hemisphere, in Africa, South America, the island of Madagascar and even some parts of the USA. The deadliest pandemics in recorded human history were as a resultContinue reading “The Unexpected Arrival of Yesinia Pestis: The Epidemiology of the Plague Outbreak at Eyam”

Brave & Resilient Beyond Our Imagining: Elizabeth Hancock

*Spoiler Alert* Read on only after having read the novel if you want to discover what Elizabeth Hancock’s life and fate for yourself. The Historical Record Elizabeth Hancock is one of the three female protagonists in the historical fiction novel, ‘Three: A Tale of Brave Women and the Eyam Plague‘ by Jennifer Jenkins. Elizabeth wasContinue reading “Brave & Resilient Beyond Our Imagining: Elizabeth Hancock”