Tag Archives: Martin Lake

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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Alice Petherton. The opening of the next novel. #histnov #writing

Here is the opening of my new Alice Petherton novel.   ‘For goodness sake stop that awful caterwauling,’ I said. Sissy looked up at me in alarm. ‘I was only humming, Alice. It was a little song.’ ‘Well it’s a … Continue reading

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