Halloween

We’re just a week off Halloween now and normally I’d be worrying about my costume for the street-skaters’ Halloween skate. The Halloween skate is probably the social highlight of the skate year and the after-party has been listed in London’s Evening Standard newspaper...

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The Forger and the Thief

The Forger and the Thief

In keeping with my promise last week that I am going to cut back slightly on blogging, I'm going to stop doing all my book reviews as separate Tuesday blogs. So here, as my first Friday book review for a while is a look at Kirsten McKenzie's latest. Like all of us,...

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Blogged out

I’m pretty well all blogged out this week. Besides my own blog, I’ve been writing on those of several other generous authors who have given me space so that I can encourage people to buy Burke in the Peninsula. Those of you who have been following me through the year...

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Lost in Talavera: what could possibly go wrong?

Lost in Talavera: what could possibly go wrong?

People seem to have enjoyed the accounts of my trip to Talavera which have popped up on various websites while I've been promoting Burke in the Peninsula. I'd like to say that the whole experience was massively less chaotic than I depicted it, but sadly my beloved was...

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Book review: Money

Book review: Money

I live with somebody who understands a lot about money. I don't mean that she's great with the household budget (although we seem to keep afloat somehow) but that she understands some of the arcane areas of financial policy that make me very pleased that it's her job...

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Burke in the Peninsula. Publication day!

Burke in the Peninsula. Publication day!

You get James Bond heroics and military historical fiction. There’s a girl, too – somebody from Burke’s past who I’m delighted to meet again. That’s adventure and romance and history: all for £3.99 on Kindle and £6.99 in paperback.

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Cover Reveal: Take 2

Cover Reveal: Take 2

Today is Cover Reveal day for Burke in the Peninsula. Those of you who shared the cover reveal on Friday might understandably be a little confused. Let me explain. My covers are done for me by an excellent designer called Dave Slaney. I really recommend him. Not only...

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‘Burke in the Peninsula’: Cover Reveal.

So here it is! The cover for the latest in the series of books about James Burke. Once again, I'm incredibly grateful to Dave Slaney for his fantastic design. I'm also grateful to Robert Pocock, who runs Campaigns & Culture leading battlefield tours all over...

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On writing books out of order

I always used wonder why people like Bernard Cornwell wrote their books in such a strange order. Why does Richard Sharpe not start his adventures in India and then just stick with Wellington, fighting battle after battle until ending gloriously at Waterloo? Now I have...

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