In which I talk about Cadwallon, his origins, faults, and battles—as one giant excuse to play with mapsRead more "Making sense of Cadwallon (or, An excuse to play with maps)"
Hild is done (for now). She has a working title: Light of the World. (Subtitle, if novels had such things, might be something like The woman at the heart of war, politics, and religion in seventh century Britain.) The book, volume one of three, is huge: 963 pages, 197,878 words (excluding the title). I’ve sent […]Read more "Light of the World"
(This is a cross-post from my Ask Nicola blog.) Thanks to a generous reader, I now have a copy of Robin Fleming’s Britain After Rome: The Fall and Rise, 400 to 1070. (I talk about why I wanted it so much here.) Yesterday, after lunch, before I went back to working on Hild, I flipped […]Read more "Britain After Rome, Robin Fleming"