Big thanks to everyone who joined us yesterday evening! It was a privilege to be invited into your computer screens and I hope you enjoyed it. When I finally worked out how to read the comments, they were a delight. Hopefully nobody ran screaming from the room at the gory bits (unfortunately when you let … Continue reading Blades and Banter, the postscript
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!
The Trojans are back!
The new novel from seven talented members of the H-team is published today - and as ever, they've been weaving old stories together in new ways. I wasn't involved this time (deadlines!) and I can't wait to find out what the team have done with the story we all 'think' we know. Meanwhile, they've been … Continue reading The Trojans are back!
On tour in my slippers
I'll be travelling around some splendid blogs run by other people this week, dropping by for a virtual chat or stepping back while other people review "Vita Brevis" or post excerpts. Some will be offering giveaways, too. The schedule's below, and there might be an additional stop along the way - I'll post that link … Continue reading On tour in my slippers
I'm hugely grateful to the talented and generous Bruce Aiken, who designed the beautiful new picture for the front of the website. The photo that was there before - brooding skies over Hadrian's Wall - wasn't really right for the impending launch of a book set in Rome. I hope you'll agree that the new … Continue reading New artwork!