The website of the historical fiction writer.

About the Author

James Bicheno (pronounced Bisherno) was born and bred in Portsmouth during the 1980s. After getting a History Degree at the University of Portsmouth, he wanted to pursue a lifelong love of all things historical. Not long after, he discovered he enjoyed dabbling in a bit of creative writing and went on to do a Masters Degree in the subject.

Right, that’s enough of the third person.

I have recently published my first novel, In the Shadow of the Gods, the first of a series set at the beginning of the Viking Age, and have been writing an alternative history series. I have also published a book of poems (Space). This was to 1) get my name out there, 2) see what this whole self-publishing thing is all about (try it, it’s fun… eventually!) and 3) because I was jealous seeing my friends with their own books (note, if you feel the same, make sure your book is ready for public consumption.) If you’re feeling festive I’ve also published a novella about the First World War Christmas Truce.

While not writing I have taken up a hobby of sketching and enjoy cooking. So far I haven’t poisoned anyone… I go to exhibitions and enjoy travelling. One day I might finally get round to learning how to play the guitar I bought many years ago…



3 responses

  1. love your last sentence …

    15/03/2013 at 10:14 pm

  2. Dear James, I read your book “Because it was Christmas.” The first time I read about the truce in the form of a novel. I guess that’s why it touched me. I’m also interested in hearing the radio play. Can you tell me if and where I might find it on the internet? Thank you in advance, Hans Bassing , +316-28484999 ,

    25/01/2015 at 8:08 pm

    • Hello Hans. Thank you for your kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed the book. Unfortunately the radio play was never made but I adapted the script into the book instead. Still, it was a useful exercise. I can recommend the film ‘Joyeux Noel’, though, which is very good.

      01/02/2015 at 2:03 pm

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