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Eboracum 2019

Home from another fantastic Roman Festival in York, and huge thanks to everyone who made it possible - organisers, re-enactors, performers, fellow-scribes and of course to the many visitors, without whom we'd all have been very lonely. In previous years I've put up plenty of photos of men on the march, and they do look … Continue reading Eboracum 2019

They’re back! A new MEDICUS novella on 9 July

Cover of PRIMA FACIE Mosaic of lovers in bath house

Many thanks to the patient friends of Ruso and Tilla who've been in touch to ask how - and indeed what - they're doing. Occasionally I get emails asking what happened in between the novels. Usually the answer is 'not much', which is why there isn't a book about it. However... some people wondered whether … Continue reading They’re back! A new MEDICUS novella on 9 July

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