The Iron Castle and Chateau Gaillard

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Hi there, As The Iron Castle will be out as a paperback in a couple of weeks (April 23, 2015), I thought I’d give those who haven’t read the book the chance to read the historical note from the back of the book. I do this most years, and I sometimes get accused of SPOLIERS,…

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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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