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My new Viking project

I’ve just had a very productive Zoom meeting with my new publisher and we have formally agreed the title and…

Jacobite me! Why I don’t much care for the Stuarts

You don’t have to like the historical figures you write about. But it helps. I had a bit of a…

Robin Hood and the Caliph’s Gold: extract #2

This is an extract from my latest novel Robin Hood and the Caliph’s Gold, which has been out for six…

Holcroft Blood and the Battle of the Boyne – a last hurrah?

The third and final book in my series about Holcroft Blood, the mildly autistic 17th-century English artillery officer and son…

What I’m writing about this week, #7: Berserker school

I sent off the first draft of my new Viking novel to my agent yesterday, to pass on to my…

The Last Berserker – some very exciting news (for me)

I’ve been dying to tell people about this for some time, and now I’ve signed the contract: I have a…

Audio version of Robin Hood and the Caliph’s Gold

I didn’t think it was going to happen. I looked into it and it seems too expensive, too difficult to…

Edward II and the red-hot poker: murder most faked

This is why I love history. You think you know something about a time and a place, say, England in…