The good folks at Bloomsbury USA tell me that "Persona non Grata", Ruso and Tilla's third adventure, is a Kindle deal on Amazon.com for the whole of July. Apparently you can take an imaginary trip to Roman Gaul for only $1.99!* Sadly friends this side of the pond can't access it, but as "Ruso and … Continue reading Bargain!
Check your Kindle on 10 December! For readers who have an account with Amazon.com (the American site)- PERSONA NON GRATA, the third Ruso book, is scheduled to be the Kindle Daily Deal on Monday 10 December. Grab it while you can! Win a copy of SEMPER FIDELIS! As we Britons won't be able to access … Continue reading More Ruso for less money!
Good news from Bloomsbury today - Ruso's Editor has just emailed to say: 'Persona Non Grata is up and running on kindle at last!' Sorry about the outage. It was caused by a formatting problem, and some clever person who knows what that means has fixed it.
... or rather, NOT on Kindle at the moment due to a technical hitch. Apologies to anyone who's tried to download it in the last few days. The folk at Bloomsbury are on the case, and it'll be back very soon. Many thanks to Sandy and Vicky, who got in touch to ask where it … Continue reading Persona Non Grata on Kindle
A blessing upon: the good folk of Lancashire, Staffordshire and Leicestershire, who apparently borrowed more Ruso books from their libraries than anyone else in the UK in 2008-9. This isn't really a fair comparison, since I got the figures from the PLR (Public Lending Right) website and they only include the sample libraries chosen for … Continue reading A blessing, a curse and a warning
The smiling chap is the excellent Tony Kesten, a fellow-excavator at Whitehall Roman Villa. Tony happens to be a friend of the librarian at Monticello, NY, and managed to pull off a publicity double-act last week by giving copies of all three Ruso books to the library and having himself photographed with them while modelling … Continue reading Thanks, Tony.
Last week while I was enjoying a fine lunch arranged by the good folk at Penguin to celebrate the publication of 'Ruso and the Root of All Evils', it dawned on me that it would be nice to share the fun. Leftover lunch didn't seem like much of an offer, and I wondered if anyone … Continue reading Free book draw!
Following the more-or-less successful foray into slideshows (see below) I've finally plucked up the courage to venture onto Facebook. Or rather, Ruso and Tilla have. (They don't anticipate Twittering any day soon, though. They have more urgent things to do and their author has no plans to inflict the spectacular tedium of her daily life … Continue reading Another technological adventure
To mark the launch of 'Ruso and the Root of All Evils' next week, there's a slideshow of some of my favourite research photos here. Anyone who's read Ruso and Tilla's third adventure may recognise a few of the locations... This is a new adventure in technology, so I really hope it works.
At last! Advance copies of the British edition of Ruso's third adventure have just arrived at Downie Towers. (It's published as Persona non Grata in the USA.) Penguin have done a fine job with it, as ever. It's in paperback and should hit the bookshops towards the end of April. There's more information and reviews … Continue reading Ruso and the Root of All Evils