Gold rush, AD75-style

Floodlit tunnel through rock

Just back from the fantastic Dolaucothi Gold Mines in mid-Wales - the only Roman gold mines known in Britannia. This tunnel looks fine in the floodlights, but the original miners would never have seen it like that - they'd have had to manage with little oil lamps. Things hadn't improved much by Victorian times, when … Continue reading Gold rush, AD75-style

Book News (yes, there is some!) – a new story on the way, and a bargain for new readers

People have been asking whether there will be more adventures for Ruso and Tilla, and the answer is...  yes! I've had a break from writing over the summer but a short novel/long story is about to go to the editor. It'll be a return visit to the sunny vineyards of southern Gaul, where Ruso finds … Continue reading Book News (yes, there is some!) – a new story on the way, and a bargain for new readers

Kindle bargains for UK readers, and a free book draw for everyone else

UPDATE - WE HAVE A WINNER!  Thanks so much to everyone who entered the "Win a signed copy"  draw. It was great fun reading your messages and especially the entertaining offers of bribery (which of course I resisted)!   Congratulations to G Goldschmeid, whose name was first out of the hat - please check your … Continue reading Kindle bargains for UK readers, and a free book draw for everyone else

Curses, Miracles and ‘Tilla Speaks’.

The launch of a new book is always a grand excuse for wandering around the internet pontificating on things, and I'm grateful to the hosts who've kindly let me loose on their websites. It's been a delight writing the articles, and here's the current publication schedule. 6 March - opening chapter of MEMENTO MORI previewed … Continue reading Curses, Miracles and ‘Tilla Speaks’.