Who was Robin Hood?

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Robin Hood is a wraith in Lincoln green, a shadowy figure who peers out at us through the dense foliage of the forests of time; hooded, anonymous and yet terribly familiar to us. Today, more than seven hundred and fifty years after the first stories about him began to circulate, he still he exercises disproportionate […]

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“Spoiler alert” alert for Holy Warrior

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I gather that some people are going to be posting reviews of Holy Warrior, either on this site or on my Facebook page. If anyone is planning to do so, can I ask them, please, to take care not to give away any crucial plot points when they post. I don’t want you to spoil […]

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Five days till Holy Warrior hits the shelves

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Hey guys, I’m just back from four fabulous days in northern Spain at La Semana Negra (LSN), a festival of  “dark” writing in the Spanish language (Outlaw was translated). I had a brilliant time and met some really interesting authors, journalists, locals and assorted festival folk. I also got loads of publicity for my books […]

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A brief overview of the Third Crusade

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I’ve written a little essay on the Third Crusade, as you do, which the very clever e-wizards at Little, Brown are going to post up on this site somewhere in due course. As regular readers may have gathered by now, that bloody 12th-century expedition is the background setting for my forthcoming Robin Hood novel Holy Warrior, […]

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Viva Espana! Viva El Pais! Viva Robin Hood!

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Good news! El Pais, one of Spain’s finest newspapers, has just run a full page article on me, called – and I hope you will forgive my awful translation – Why my Robin Hood has a touch of Don Corleone. I can’t read Spanish, sadly, but I got Google to do a translation and it […]

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