Monthly Archives: July 2012

More on Maps

The comments from Simon and Marion on my last post have prompted me to think about just how important maps have been, and continue to be, for the writing of this book. My study is full of them. My basic … Continue reading

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Location, location, location

She cried, channeling some estate agent or other. I gave a brief extract of the novel to one of my friends to read and she said she needed a map. Ho hum. So I suppose I will have to draw … Continue reading

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A Trilogy

The realisation has been dawning on me that I am dragging my feet about re-writes on the novel because I don’t actually want to finish it(!) So today, sitting in the hairdressers (you can do that on a weekday when … Continue reading

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Inventing the Seventh Century

This week, I have beenĀ  reading Chris Wickham’s Framing the Early Middle Ages, Europe and the Mediterranean 400-800 (OUP 2005). I have only got to chapter 8 so far. (It is a very thick book with 12 long chapters, nearly … Continue reading

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