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From Lambeth Marsh to Southwark Priory: a Meander

In Temse whan it was flowende As I be bote cam rowende, So as fortune hir tyme sette,  My liege lord par chaunce I mette;  So wrote one of my favourite poets, John Gower, in the 1390s, when a poet … Continue reading

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Lost in the Hampshire Hills: my inspirations for The Holly Groweth Green

Many of you will have noticed that I have a new Christmas short story out. In fact, those of you who have signed up to the Dreamspinner Advent Calendar should have received your copy today 🙂 It’s a little piece … Continue reading

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Fog and Marsh (Essex Walks 2/2)

After an evening of shimmering mist in March, we emerged from our hotel to thick fog to continue our walk east of Southend, back out into the marshes and islands of the Essex coast. Our final destination was only a … Continue reading

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Back to the Sea Again (Essex walks 1/2)

It’s been a while since I wrote about our walk along the coast of Essex, but we’ve actually come quite a long way since my last post, about the miseries of redirected footpaths through endless marshes, so I thought it … Continue reading

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At the Top of the Harbour (Portchester Castle)

About a month ago, I posted this picture of the mouth of Portsmouth Harbour on Facebook. I was standing on a meeting place of old and new, on the edge of a modern outlet shopping centre, Gunwharf Quays, but below … Continue reading

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Meet the Characters: Recovery: Kastrian

One last meet the characters post, this time for a certain pirate prince. Recovery is now out! The wind, at least, was honest. It blew clean towards Aliann and the north, carrying Kastrian and his ship away from the Isles … Continue reading

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Recovery: Meet the Characters: Roland

With five days to go until Recovery comes out, meet another of the characters. Here is Lord Roland, Voice of Shara on the ruling council of the city of Aliann. Sometimes, even after all these years, Roland wakes and doesn’t know where … Continue reading

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