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    Hereward – New Sale

    by  • February 5, 2018 • News • 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 • New research • 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 • Reviews • 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 • News • 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 • News, Reviews • 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 • News • 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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