The Abbess of Whitby

Whitby Harbour On The River Esk The Abbess of Whitby: A novel of Hild of Northumbria Author: Jill Dalladay First published: 21 Aug 2015 352 pages. Chosen as handmaid to Eostre, the Saxon goddess, Hild would spend a year serving the goddess before she was wed. Her...

Conspiracies of Rome

ROMAN FORUM and the Column of Emperor Phocas (left of centre) Conspiracies of Rome (Death of Rome Saga, Book 1) Author: Richard Blake (Richard Blake is a pseudonym for Sean Gabb. He is a writer, broadcaster and teacher, and lives in Kent with his wife and daughter.)...

Hild

Whitby Abbey Hild Author: Nicola Griffith First published: 12 Nov 2013 640 pages You are a prophet and seer with the brightest mind in an age. Your blood is that of the man who should have been king …That’s what the king and his lords see. And they will...

A New Year’s Resolution!

  IT’S NEVER TOO LATE to make a New Year’s Resolution! And one resolution we can all make is TO START! Here are a couple of encouraging stories to get us on track in 2018.   AN OLD PENCIL MAKER took his newest pencil aside, just before he was about to pack...

IVANHOE – The Dawn Of Historical Fiction

Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe marked the beginning of what we now call ‘historical fiction’ First published in 1820 In three volumes (subtitled A Romance), Ivanhoe was an instant success. The entire first printing of 10,000 copies sold out in less than two weeks. In...