Just back from Cluny Museum of the Medieval Age, Paris. Talking on Sat 25 Mar 10.30am at Parisot Library, France on historical fiction. Does historical fiction try to impose today’s moral values on another era? 7th century Visigothic votive crowns. Cluny Museum, Paris. [read more]
It’s a warm July afternoon on the southeast coast, the sun bright off the sea. I’m walking across a field in a train of people on a guided tour, bouncing on thick grasses combed flat by the wind. We’re heading towards a marker post in the distance, a post painted mustard yellow, easi [read more]
In the dry months after my cancer treatment, when the visitors stopped visiting and I put all the cards away in a box, when it began to dawn on me what I had been through, and I was able to concentrate again, part relishing, part dreading the onslaught of tears which would follow after ...
There are hundreds of books and web sites out there to help you become a writer – or a better writer – but for me the core of it was always telling a story. I’ve always been a story-teller, first orally and then through stories and novels. Even when I had a “real” [read more]
As readers, we’re all the type of people to read the book before seeing the film, but we’re also prone to fangirling/fanboying when our favourite titles get adapted onto the big screen. To give you chance to read some of the biggest books being adapted in 2017, here are five releases tha [read more]