Monthly Archives: July 2013

Review of Hild

I have just finished reading Nicola Griffith’s novel about the early life of St Hilda of Whitby. It is quite marvelous and I am sooo jealous that she can write like that and I can’t. Nicola creates an entirely believable … Continue reading

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Welsh or British?

I have been struggling with a decision as to names, both of the people and of their language. Technically, the pre-Anglo-Saxon inhabitants of Britain were Britons or Brythons, but I find this problematic. This is because it tends to marginalise … Continue reading

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