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The Swiftness of the Vikings

One of the secrets of the Vikings’ success was the speed at which they moved. Their longships were probably the fastest things on earth over long distances and they could land and witthdraw their raiding bands far more quickly than … Continue reading

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Wolves of War

My new novel, Wolves of War, will be published next week. It’s set in the time of Alfred the Great but from the point of view of his enemies, the Vikings. Here’s the cover, designed by Jenny Quinlan of Historical … Continue reading

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Four years ago today…..

Four years ago today I self-published my novel, A Love Most Dangerous.   It was an unusual venture for me who had, up until then, written books about the Norman Conquest, the Crusades and the adventures of the Artful Dodger. … Continue reading

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Rejection to Jubilation. From an Indie to a Hybrid.

2014 has been an incredible roller-coaster of a year. I thought it would be useful for me to share my experiences, not only because I’m incredibly vain, but because of what I’ve learned from what’s happened. The first big news, … Continue reading

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Poor Knights and Princes Part 4 #SampleSunday #HistNov

John returned to the entrance and climbed up the stairs which led to the place of the crucifixion.  With each step his heart felt more deadened, his burden of guilt more heavy. At the top of the stairs he paused, … Continue reading

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What Charley Bates thinks about the Artful Dodger

Dodger is the bestest.  He’s quicker than all the rest of us put together.  He can spot a likely geezer from half a street away, size him up and work out what he’s got that’s worth nicking. His fingers must … Continue reading

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The Big School

I’ve just published a collection of short stories on Smashwords.  It will be available tomorrow on Kindle, all things going well. It’s called The Big School.  Here’s something about it. The Big School For many little boys their big brother … Continue reading

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