Have a good one, everyone: Happy Christmas!

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OK – I think this is it for the year. It’s Friday night, December 17th: the snow is softly falling, the fire is flickering in the hearth downstairs, I’ve got a brimming glass of red in my hand – as the man once so wisely said: it’s Christmaaaaaaaaas! Thanks to everyone for their support in […]

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Alan Dale and the legend of Blondel

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Those of you who have read Holy Warrior – and if you haven’t, why the hell not? – may have noticed that Alan Dale and Richard the Lionheart become quite matey during the course of the Third Crusade. Alan is a trouvere, a musician and composer, and he bonds with Richard over their shared love […]

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Robin Hood in America (part 2)

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This is what Publishers Weekly had to say about my debut Stateside: Outlaw: A Novel of Robin Hood Angus Donald, St. Martin’s Griffin, $14.99 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-0-312-67836-4 Donald drives a sword through the heart of the smiling, joking Robin Hood in his stateside debut, recasting the jolly thief of Nottingham Forest as the […]

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Advice for wannabe authors

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From time to time, people email and ask me how to get their writing published. It’s always a difficult one to answer because, usually, if no literary agent wants to take them on and no publisher wants to publish their books, it’s probably because they are not very good. Sorry, but it’s true. On the other […]

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Robin Hood set to storm America

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Hi guys, Good news for those of you who live on the other side of the Atlantic from me: Outlaw and Holy Warrior (the first two books in my Robin Hood saga) are heading your way – with colour spelled as color, grey spelled as gray, and tomato spelled as . . . ah actually, […]

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