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Sneak Peek: The Steel Beneath the Silk

Release Date: 2 March 2021Paperback, E-book, Audiobook SNEAK PEEK AT WHAT’S INSIDE Excerpt from Chapter One: Emma heard the faint rasp of footsteps on gravel, and she turned around, expecting to see someone from her household come in search of … Read More

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Cnut’s Mum

In The Steel Beneath the Silk, the novel that concludes my Emma of Normandy Trilogy, several characters appear who are new to the story. One of them is Cnut’s mum. Who was she? Of course, her son Cnut is well … Read More

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The Steel Beneath the Silk

The third novel in my EMMA OF NORMANDY TRILOGY will be published on 2 March 2021. THE STEEL BENEATH THE SILK continues the story of 11th century queen of England Emma of Normandy during the final, desperate years of her … Read More

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The Great Famine

I have been doing some research while I shelter in place, dipping into books that I’ve been meaning to read but haven’t had the time to until now. One of them is The Third Horseman by William Rosen. The title … Read More

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The Last Kingdom 4, Episode 10

The final episode of this season’s The Last Kingdom is set in Winchester where events cascade breathlessly one after another. Winchester has been under siege for 30 days, and the no man’s land between the Saxon camp and the city … Read More

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The Last Kingdom 4, Episode 9

Episode 9 opens in Aylesbury where Edward is lingering (too long) to witness Aethelflaed become Lady of Mercia in what looks like a wedding ceremony. Eventually we learn that the king is going to return to Wessex (finally) and Aethelflaed … Read More

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The Last Kingdom 4, Episode 8

Episode 8 of The Last Kingdom 4 begins in Wales. And by the way, these Welsh segments of the series are unique to the tv drama. They are not based on events in Bernard Cornwell’s books, and this is one … Read More

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The Last Kingdom 4, Episode 7

Early in Episode 7 of The Last Kingdom 4 Uhtred arrives in Aylesbury, a town beset by hunger, fear, sickness, mistrust and a lack of leadership. The ealdormen who should be running the place are at odds with the king … Read More

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The Last Kingdom 4, Episode 6

  Episode 6 brings us right into the present day as Uhtred and his company, on the road to Chester with 4 children in their midst, discover that folk in Mercia are dying of The Sickness. The showrunners couldn’t possibly … Read More

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