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I have a new roof! Here’s hoping the water leak from the chimney is a thing of the past. Next up: replacing warped flooring and checking for further damage inside the house. 423 more words

Battle Scars

Vote Henry!

You have until 31 July to decide who you want to be crowned the Rex Factor champion, but how to make up your mind? We’ve already done one blog on… 1,521 more words


Why 'Daughters of Babylon' is like 'Labyrinth' and 'The Da Vinci Code' (but better)

I was thinking today about why I enjoyed reading Daughters of Babylon so much (a book we launched this week). The fact that I was doing so at all exemplifies the contradictory demands I place on fiction (in other words, I’m an awkward so-and-so). 1,495 more words

Book Launch

Daughters of Babylon - out now at special launch price!

Lovers of Kate Mosse’s Carcassonne historical mysteries, and Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, aren’t often linked but today they are. Devotees of both authors will rejoice in… 407 more words

Book Launch

Who was Henry II?

As other bloggers may well be aware with this clever stats thing we can sometimes see the searches people have written into whatever provider that lead them to our pages. 877 more words


Louis VII of France (1120 - 1180) and Adelaide of Champagne (c. 1140 - 1206)

Louis Capet, King of the Franks, and his 3rd wife Adelaide of Champagne, Queen Consort of the Franks.

Louis the Younger, as he was called, was the son of King Louis the Fat of France, and Adelaide of Savoy. 708 more words

The Medieval Times

Rambling on About Historical Research

My guest today is the mysterious Cathie Dunn, alter ego of my amazing publisher. Although I learned not to classify my book as historical fiction, it is nonetheless African Historical fiction, and I learned the hard way what Cathie tells us now. 789 more words