Robert Low: Vikings, violence and writer’s pluck

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I’m reading a brilliant book at the moment called The Whale Road by Robert Low. It’s a fabulous, gritty saga of a Viking band known as the Oathsworn who are on a mission to find Attila the Hun’s treasure hoard, and I’m absolutely gripped. It’s violent, authentic and very exciting; it’s been been described, accurately, […]

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Is there a doctor in the house?

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I’m nearly finished with the second book in the series, Holy Warrior, and I’m realising that there is quite a lot of medical stuff in it that I’m not all that sure I have got right. I’ve looked at lot of stuff up online but, you know, the internet can be a bit dodgy, and […]

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Dark Knight of the soul

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I’ve just watched the latest Batman film on Sky Premier: and I thought it was pretty awful. OK, Heath Ledger (RIP) was terrific as the psychopathic Joker, but what’s with introducing a new bad guy near the end of the film (Two Face), then killing him off twenty minutes later? That seemed a bit weird […]

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