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Of Runes and Repetition

Today I’m sharing something about my writing process. One of the difficulties that a writer faces in penning a trilogy is the problem of repetition. Frankly, it’s almost impossible to avoid when you have the same characters and the same … Read More

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The Last Kingdom, Episode 7: The Sack of Wessex

When last we left our hero Uhtred, the question on the table was, “What’s up with Leofric?” Why did Uhtred’s good friend (who we REALLY LIKE!) offer damning evidence against our favorite Northumbrian regarding their lawless adventures in Cornwall? The … Read More

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The Last Kingdom, Episode Six: He is the One

“I was young and I was foolish and I was arrogant and I was never able to resist a stupid impulse.” UHTRED. The Pale Horseman, Chapter 5. Bernard Cornwell That about says it all, Uhtred. In Episode Six our hero … Read More

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Vikings 3, Episode IV: SCARRED

This episode was, I think, the best so far. Well, they just keep getting better. What the title, Scarred, is referring to – other than Porunn, who appears only briefly in two scenes – escapes me. The episode begins, as … Read More

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Vikings 3, Episode III: Warrior’s Fate

The title of this episode seems to refer not just to the wounded and suffering Torstein, but also Porunn and, by extension, Bjorn. The battle that decides their fates was marvelously executed and filmed, which means it was horrible if … Read More

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VIKINGS 3, Episode 1: Mercenary

The Vikings are back with a vengeance! There are new plots afoot in every part of the Viking-Saxon world, and writer Michael Hirst has promised that we’re going to France, so grab hold of the gunwale and get ready for … Read More

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The Book Launch Party

There were lots of familiar faces last night at the Diesel Books launch party for The Price of Blood. Friends from as close as next door and as far away as New York turned out to buy books and cheer … Read More

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The Price of Blood

My second novel about Emma of Normandy, The Price of Blood, releases on February 5 in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. I imagine that someone who’s written a dozen books can regard a new release with aplomb (I … Read More

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Grantchester

I was very naughty tonight. I watched the first episode of Grantchester on Masterpiece Mystery when I should have waited for my husband to return home from his trip to Peru so we could watch it together. I’ve been wanting … Read More

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The Splendid Bookshop

“The book shop is just here.” The clerk at the Grande Hotel do Porto penciled ‘LELLO’ on the city map in front of me.

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