VITA BREVIS finally makes it into paperback in the UK today (hooray!) so it seems right to mark the occasion. I can hardly have a launch party for a book that's been out in hardback and ebook for some time now, but on the other hand, unless people know it's there, who will buy it? … Continue reading Never work with children or animals.
Butser Ancient Farm in Hampshire was full of Romans last week. There were soldiers and civilians, and families ranging from toddlers to grandparents. They were wandering in and out of the houses, feeding the sheep, eating, playing, laughing, working, shopping and having their hair done. Some of them were even having their photos taken … Continue reading Toga Tuesday!
Just back from travelling in the Scottish borders to find that Jean, Sam and Alice have kindly sent me a link to this story of Roman silver being discovered in Scotland. It's interesting that the experts think the silver is a bribe rather than a stash of plunder. The historian Cassius Dio tells us that … Continue reading Of Scotland and the price of peace
VITA BREVIS, the story of Ruso and Tilla's trip to Rome, is published in paperback in America today! Ask at your local bookshop, or find it at Barnes and Noble or Amazon. Meanwhile, also in the USA, MEDICUS - the first book in the series - is still a July Deal on Kindle. Apologies to … Continue reading VITA BREVIS now in paperback in the USA!
I'm delighted to say that MEDICUS, Ruso and Tilla's first adventure, is a Kindle bargain deal for the month of July in the US and Canada. Thanks to Camilla for sending this link to Amazon.com. It isn't available electronically in the UK at the moment I'm afraid... it WILL be back, and believe me, there … Continue reading MEDICUS – Kindle deal in N America
Right. Line up, you lot. And get that hair cut! Half of you look like a bunch of girls!
The first half of June's looking pretty busy with a rush of events up and down the country at which I'll be showing off my now not-so-new Roman shoes. 1-4 June Heading north for the Eboracum Roman Festival in York - a spectacular event for all ages. I'll be in the Authors' Tent in the … Continue reading Have shoes, will travel
Two trips to London since Christmas! Back in February I meant to do a blog post about seeing some of the Roman writing tablets found on the Bloomberg HQ site, but never quite got around to it. Besides, there were no pictures: perhaps to avoid fisticuffs around the display tables, it was a no-photography event. … Continue reading Wide-eyed in the Big City – visiting Roman London
The Bear and the Wolf A short story of love and danger on the Roman Empire’s most hostile frontier. It's always a delight to work with Simon Turney. He and I took opposite sides in the "Romans versus Britons" debate at the Alderney Literary Festival, (there are photos here) but we both knew it was … Continue reading The Bear and the Wolf
A visit to the island of Alderney has been on my bucket list ever since we saw our friends' holiday photos, so there was dancing and singing here at Downie Towers when an invitation to the Alderney Literary Festival arrived. Below are a few photos of my own, along with some random thoughts about the … Continue reading Small Island