• University Of Oxford Talk

    by  • June 28, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Later this year you’ll find me lecturing on writing at the University of Oxford – open to the public, by the way. The event is Here Be Dragons: the Oxford Fantasy Literature Summer School, which will look at different aspects of the genre across three days, with a banquet thrown in for good measure...

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    Pendragon Gets An Award Nod

    by  • June 27, 2018 • 0 Comments

    The new novel (Dark Age, out in October) is now with the editor, ready for the next phase.  In the meantime, I wanted to flag up that its predecessor, Pendragon, has been nominated for a major award: the annual Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize for Best Published Novel. The five other shortlisted titles look fantastic...

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    Hereward – New Sale

    by  • February 5, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Hereward, the first book in the series, is currently on sale on Amazon for Kindle – a mere 99p.  If you ever thought of sampling my work or delving into the life of England’s Greatest Hero (TM), now’s the time. Here’s the link.

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    How Medieval Old Wives Can Save Lives Today

    by  • January 28, 2018 • 0 Comments

    One of my particular interests is how knowledge is often embedded in folklore and myth.  In the past these fireside stories were usually dismissed as flights of imagination by the ignorant – by modern standards – and of little use.  That view is changing. Plenty of noses turned up at ancient medical treatments too....

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    Pendragon Reviews

    by  • July 28, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Pendragon has been receiving some great reviews. That’s always hugely gratifying when you’ve laboured over a novel for a year, but it’s particularly nice when people ‘get’ what you’re trying to do. Here’s a couple: Deadly culture clashes and earthy mysticism (complete with witchcraft and visions fueled by magic mushrooms) combine in this exciting...

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    Pendragon – Published Today

    by  • July 13, 2017 • 0 Comments

    ‘Before King Arthur. Before Camelot. Before Excalibur. Every Legend Has A Beginning.’ Out today! The last days of Roman Britain. The seeds that will grow into the legend of King Arthur one hundred years later. An epic tale reaching from Hadrian’s Wall and Stonehenge to Gaul and Rome at the heart of the empire....

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    by  • July 8, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Great review of Pendragon in The Times today: Pendragon has all the hallmarks of a traditional historical adventure story – there are battles, swords, and he bantering of violent men, all done with style. However, there is also intellectual heft to the story, with its themes of myth-making and the nature of power. You...

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    Why We Need Camelot

    by  • July 6, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Arthurian lore is stitched deeply into my new book, Pendragon, published in just a few short days.  This is a story-telling tradition that may well go back one thousand five hundred years.  Perhaps even longer, if – as some think – Arthur was not a real, historical figure but based on a mythic hero...

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