Category Archives for "history"

castle-howard, How Magnificent Estates Make Wonderful Novel Settings, Roland Colton, @rolandccolton

How Magnificent Estates Make Wonderful Novel Settings

Magnificent Estates As Settings  One of the great treats of a good historical movie is viewing the settings where the drama unfolds. In my opinion, a setting or location can make or break a movie. It is part of the time displacement which occurs in a historical movie, just as the descriptive verse of the […]

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Forever Gentleman, Travel, Writing

Mysteries of the Loire: Château Gizeux

Château Gizeux It’s a little known castle that you would hardly notice if you were driving by. It’s recessed far from the road, not close to any major roads, and requires trekking through country roads some distance. People happen on to it accidentally. Few people go out of their way to see it, which is […]

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Forever Gentleman, Roland C Colton, @rolandccolton

And Now, the Journey Begins!

My Book Journey — The Book Release!  Today is a much anticipated day in our household–the release date of my debut novel, Forever Gentleman. It’s been nine months since I was offered a book contract for my manuscript and today’s date has been circled on our calendar since earlier this year when the publisher scheduled […]

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Azay-sitting room, Mysteries of the Loire Valley: Azay-le-Rideau, Roland C Colton, France, travel

Mysteries of the Loire Valley: Azay-le-Rideau

One of the benefits of living part-time in the Loire Valley (during summers primarily) is discovering little known historical facts about nearby areas. Sometimes those facts are humorous, other times fascinating and occasionally tragic. In most instances, historical tidbits are readily shared by townsfolk to inquiring tourists. However, sometimes the history is dark, a source […]

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