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The lover

Posted by Simon Parke, 23 Jan 2017

In my new historical fiction, ‘The soldier, the gaoler, the spy and her lover,’ the lover in the story is King Charles, who conducted an affair with Jane Whorwood, his spy-mistress, while imprisoned in Carisbrooke castle on the Isle of Wight.

Charles stands apart. He is the only English monarch to be executed, a very particular achievement…

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Clear mind, better decisions

Posted by Simon Parke, 23 Jan 2017

As with any dubious tyrant, we do need to be aware of what they’re doing.

Otherwise they trample all over us.

And so here’s a way of noticing what your mind is doing today…

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Interpreting the dream

Posted by Simon Parke, 21 Jan 2017

I had a dream.

It was at a time of big, difficult and self-punishing change in my life.

In the dream, I’d heard a man had died unpleasantly in his house.

I did not want to look inside the windows of the house for fear of seeing the body…

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Cover of The Soldier, the Gaoler, the Spy and her Lover

My latest novel, The Soldier, the Gaoler, the Spy and her Lover, is published on 17 February by Marylebone House. It is January 30th, 1649. England is not a country that wishes to execute its divinely appointed king. Yet Charles I finds himself shivering on a cold scaffold in Whitehall, an executioner by his side. Charles wonders: how did this happen? Read more and pre-order your copy.

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Mindful Lifebelts is an app to help when life is difficult; or preferably, to prevent it becoming so. The short meditations come in both written and audio form, spoken by Simon.
 
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