I've been saving this one for now because it wouldn't do to post two exhibitions at once, even though we did rush from one to the other on the same day. The British Library isn't far from the British Museum, so we hurried up there to have a look at their Murder in the Library … Continue reading Murder in the Library
Sorry it's been a little quiet around here lately. I'm currently racing to tidy up a manuscript that's going to the new editor tomorrow. This basically consists of tweaking things that made sense when I wrote them, and scowling at all the queries flagged up in the margin (to which I still don't know the … Continue reading Radio Silence
Apologies to anyone who might have been trying to browse the 'Books' page in the last hour or so. While attempting to type in a review of SEMPER FIDELIS I realised that parts of the page seemed to have gone for a wander since I last aligned them. Unfortunately sorting out this kind of thing … Continue reading Locked in a battle with technology
Two good things to pass on today. Good news for those of us in the UK - Jane Finnis's first Aurelia Marcella novel finally launches here next month. It's been available as an import from the US for some time, but it's finally got its very own British edition with a new title (Shadows in … Continue reading One for the Brits, one for everyone…
Huge thanks to Carol and to Jonathan for the link to ORBIS. It's a sort of Google Directions for the ancient world. I know I'm not the only author to be delighted at the thought of never again having to take a ruler to a map and then multiply the resulting mileage by the speed … Continue reading Plan your journey across the Empire
I promise we'll be back with the Romans next time, but I couldn't resist this, passed on by Sarah Bower. Sarah's first novel, 'The Needle in the Blood' was based on the Bayeux Tapestry. This, surely, is how the Normans would have done it if they'd had digital technology. Sarah visited the blog a while ago … Continue reading More medievals
Seems the Romans were more successful than their descendants at defeating the Welsh. Here's another BBC video, with some nice footage of Caerleon amphitheatre 'then and now', and some shots of sunny excavations that make me eager to get back in the mud with a trowel. Watch out for the boat being rowed by zombies.
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.
I don't often pay attention to the interior workings of WordPress - the part that's labelled 'Dashboard' where the author of a blog is supposed to take control. Usually I stab timidly at the occasional button and retreat, vowing to come back and get the hang of it one day. However, today I am delighted … Continue reading Along the twisting paths of the internet
... 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