Monthly Archives: May 2013

Writing Spaces

As well as my series of talks with authors, I’m starting a series of posts about the writing spaces of authors.  I’m re-posting the one I wrote about my writing spaces to get the ball rolling. I have lived in … Continue reading

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The Lost King: Mercenary #SampleSunday #HistNov

For the next couple of weeks I’m going to be posting extracts from the third in my series ‘The Lost King.’  It tells the story of Edgar, the heir to the English throne and his resistance to the Norman Conquest. … Continue reading

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Talking with Giles Kristian

I am delighted to be talking today with historical novelist Giles Kristian. Martin: Welcome, Giles. Which authors have had the greatest influence on you? When I was fourteen I suffered a bout of glandular fever. I was off school and … Continue reading

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A Son is Born. ‘Beguiled.’ #SampleSunday #HistNov

I was woken in the dark of the night by people yelling and bells clanging. I gasped and reached for my clothes. It must be a fire, nothing else could cause such alarm. I struggled into my clothes, too anxious … Continue reading

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What is the King to do? #HistNov #samplesunday

‘What is the King to do? Tell us, if you will, Nicholas. What is the King to do? The girl is pretty. There is no denying that. Winsome. A lithe body; slim, taut as a bow and firm, very firm. … Continue reading

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The Story behind the Story #HistNov #SampleSunday

I had not intended to write ‘Beguiled’. I had just finished writing the third part of ‘The Lost King’ and was resting it. I had planned the second part of ‘Artful’ and begun to write a few chapters of it. … Continue reading

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Talking with Paul Dorset

Today I’m delighted to start once again with my series of talks with authors. There’s lots of interesting talks in the pipeline. I’m kicking thing off with Paul Dorset who was one of the first authors to interview me and … Continue reading

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