Herstmonceaux hullaballoo

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So, I’m going to Herstmonceaux this summer – again. It will be my third visit to this fantastic castle for the August bank holiday medieval festival and I enjoy it more each year. It’s fun, a bit silly, totally exhausting and rather boozy. And it’s now firmly embedded in my summer calendar. As usual, I’ll…

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The Iron Castle out in paperback

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Hello my friends. I seem to have taken my eye off the blog-ball in recent weeks being so busy with my day job at The Times and the kids, etc. But I will try to do better. I have decided to cut back on my Times work and focus more on my writing career, and…

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2014 and all that

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Well, another year has passed and it’s been the usual roller-coaster. Grail Knight came out in paperback in the spring in the UK, and The Iron Castle, which I think is my best yet, came out in the summer. In November, Grail Knight came out in the USA. But, for reasons of dire poverty, I…

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Portsmouth Literary Festival

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Hi guys, If anyone is in Portsmouth on Friday (November 7, 2014), I’m doing a talk with Michael Jecks and Jim Burge on Sex, Love and Violence in the Middle Ages in the Library at 7pm. Do come if you are in the area, buy a book and say hello. I’ve done this talk before…

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Nice review from Kirkus for Grail Knight

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I was sent this very positive review of Grail Knight from Kirkus magazine in America, which I though I would share with you. They “starred” it, which is a mark of some regard, I gather. Here goes: The fifth book in The Outlaw Chronicles (Warlord, 2013, etc.) concludes Robin Hood’s quest for the Holy Grail…

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