• The Secret Abbey

    by  • May 3, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Had a private tour after hours behind the scenes at Westminster Abbey. As a fascinating insight into more than one thousand years of British history, it couldn’t be beaten.  And for me it was particularly intriguing to be allowed into areas where the public normally isn’t admitted, like the shrine of Edward the Confessor...

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    Pendragon – The Final Cover

    by  • April 21, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Here it is, with added strapline. Every legend has a beginning. The last days of Roman Britain. The seeds that will grow into the legend of King Arthur one hundred years later. Myth arising from history. A canvas that reaches from Hadrian’s Wall and Stonehenge to Gaul and Rome at the heart of the empire....

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    Stonehenge Gives Up Its Secrets

    by  • March 13, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Despite the constant rumble of traffic and air thick with diesel fumes, Stonehenge still raises a frisson when it looms up out of the rolling grassland of Salisbury Plain.  It’s hard not to hear the echoes of the deep past, and feel the stirrings that the first supplicants must have felt when they processed...

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    Pendragon – The Cover

    by  • January 12, 2017 • 3 Comments

    Here’s a first look a the initial draft of the cover of Pendragon – A Novel Of The Dark Age which is published on July 13.  After the long-running Hereward series, this is a new story, delving even further back in history. The blurb: Here is the beginning of a legend. Long before Camelot...

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    Secret London: The Royal Opera House

    by  • November 3, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Step away from the tourist attractions and London has plenty of secrets waiting to be explored.  I spend a lot of time walking around various corners of the country, prowling into places I probably shouldn’t be, and recently I had a nose around behind the scenes at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden...

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    The Mythic History of England

    by  • October 20, 2016 • 0 Comments

    The Tower of London has a real pull for anyone who loves history.  It spans the life of England in all its forms, from pre-history, through Roman Britain to the modern age, a great story – or ten – for every era. I spent a day there recently, ambling around under an Autumn sun....

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    The Dragon

    by  • October 12, 2016 • 0 Comments

    I’ve just delivered the manuscript of my next book to my editor at Penguin Random House and to my agent.  The Dragon has some similarities with my Hereward series, and a great many differences. It’s about another of the three great heroes of England (Robin Hood is the third), in this case King Arthur....

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    Out Today – Hereward The Bloody Crown

    by  • July 28, 2016 • 3 Comments

    The sixth and final book in the Hereward story is published today. Get it from your favourite bookshop, or order it here. Here’s the blurb: 1081. And so the bloody battle for the crown of the Holy Roman Empire begins. Within the city of Constantinople itself, three venal factions will go to any lengths...

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    Out Today – Hereward The Immortals

    by  • June 30, 2016 • 2 Comments

    In Paperback. 1073 – under the merciless sun of the east, a dark force has risen – a Norman adventurer who could rival the feared King William for bloody ambition. He has conquered his land, he has built his fortress and he has amassed his army. And now he has taken Constantinople’s ruler as...

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