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Best of 2011

The other week fellow author Douglas Jackson pointed out that we’d both been highlighted in The Scotsman as two of the stand out historical novelists of 2011. So, it’s that time of year again, when newspapers are full of such lists and we start reflecting on what’s gone.  As I’m miserable with lurgy and chapter 41 is giving … Continue Reading ››
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A feast of history

Just back from the HWA’s inaugural Festival of Historical Writing, which took place over the weekend, during English Heritage’s Festival of History at Kelmarsh.  All in all, it was an unqualified success.  Despite the torrential rain, that made it feel a bit like Glastonbury with Spitfires, history lovers turned out in their thousands for the … Continue Reading ››
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The Book Factory

It’s World Book Day and I’m on a train with David Headley of Goldsboro Books, heading northeast, broad-side to the setting sun.  We’re off to Clays, the UK’s leading book printers, for a tour tomorrow morning.  As we rattle past the steel skeleton of the Olympic Stadium and through a concrete jungle of urban apartments … Continue Reading ››
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