Review: SIEGE, by Richard Foreman, Sharpe Books, ISBN: 9798607084271

This is a great little book. Richard Foreman is a writer who is as happy in Roman Britain as he is in Medieval Antioch, as this story shows. The only thing that matters to Richard is that there are deeds of derring do aplenty! The story begins during the siege of Antioch, the “Siege” of … Continue reading

2020 – A New year!

A new year is always a time to take stock, to think about things, and plan and scheme! This year is going to be one of change for me. I’ve finally taken back the rights to half my books from Simon and Schuster and will be working with a number of other publishers to market … Continue reading

2nd in #BloodyMary series: A MURDER TOO

2nd in #BloodyMary series: A MURDER TOO SOON – and Jack is sent to Woodstock to murder a lady-in-waiting. When she dies, he is suspected – but he’s innocent. How can he prove it? @SevernHouse https://www.amazon.co.uk/Murder-Too-Soon-mystery-Bloody-ebook/dp/B074CLRMPF/ref=pd_cp_351_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B074CLRMPF&pd_rd_r=7d4e3d94-cc8b-11e8-819b-196af8858ff7&pd_rd_w=htgUP&pd_rd_wg=7vUQn&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_p=0ca7ef78-a9c4-4935-a8ff-59221f1ded3e&pf_rd_r=7W01XCHPG3DX003B4PJJ&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=7W01XCHPG3DX003B4PJJ

The first chance I’ve had to paint in a

The first chance I’ve had to paint in a year. So I thought I’d do a nice, local scene: the Finch Foundry, a National Trust site that’s full of waterwheels and hammers!

April 26th – Not A Good Day

I have some friends – yes, all too few, I know – who used to own the once-wonderful and eccentric Evesham Hotel. When they sold the place, they had a book which they knew I adored: it was a book of events, listed by date. Very kindly, they gave it to me. There are some days … Continue reading

Sad To See Them Go!

A strange thing, to sell off old toys from my childhood. But yesterday I sold off a cowboy figure and two knights (one black, one silver, naturally). Like Action Men, they are all one foot tall, and their selection of weapons was quite well made and designed. The Action Men will also be going to … Continue reading

Nôtre Dame

Old ruins, like those shown in these pictures of Okehampton Castle, are appealing. It is wonderful to walk about them and imagine what the places would have been like in their heyday. Yet no one who loves history can help but be appalled at the sight of an international monument like the cathedral of Paris … Continue reading

The Trials of Typing

I have used many computers in my time. I started out with dedicated wordprocessors such as the Olivetti, and progressed to simple personal computers like the ACT Sirius (which was gorgeous) and Apple Ice. But I never could get to grips with Supercalc! I progressed from them to the lovely Wordplex machines, which I sold … Continue reading

Hoarding Can Be Good

Okay, I admit it, I am pretty bad for hoarding. Look at my bookshelves. I am not going to read every one of these again. In fact, I suspect only perhaps 15% of them will be read. I have books I adore (and know pretty much off by heart), and which I cannot get rid … Continue reading

Writing in the Cold!

It is rare indeed that I can wake up, stare out towards the moors, and see snow smothering the top of Cosdon Beacon. This is all wrong. The snows should not continue into April. I am happy enough to wake to the sight of snow in February and March, but those months have gone. I … Continue reading