Horatius, Haymon and the Darkest Hour

Last Saturday I watched the film “Darkest Hour”, starring Gary Oldman. It covers a few days in 1940 at the beginning of Winston Churchill’s premiership, when France was about to fall, and many in the Cabinet felt Britain should enter peace negotiations with Hitler. (Spoiler:...

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Apologies to those on Facebook

I really did mean to keep the blog free of book-plugging for a bit, but it's been quite a busy week. As most of you know, "The Tenth Province of Jaryar" comes out officially on Monday, and as all of you know, it's nearly Christmas. My...

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Something a little different

The woman lay on the straw, eyes wide, shoulders shivering. She revived a little to drink. Kneeling beside her, he noticed that her teeth were sound. What is such a woman doing, deep in the Haymonese countryside, without servants? “You’re safe here, madam. Please rest. I am...

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Report on the Party (non-political)

I apologise for being a pest, but can you let me know below if you receive this post? Some six months after publication, “We Do Not Kill Children” finally got its long-promised “launch” party. I certainly enjoyed the evening, and it seemed that other people did...

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