Category Archives: Uncategorized

Sri Lanka: The Unbreakable Bond

This article was first published in the Colombo Telegraph (www.colombotelegraph.com) on November 10th, 2013. It is the first in a series of three. When I wrote my novel The Devil Dancers, I could not have predicted that the cycle of events … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Survival against the odds: Canterbury’s medieval guest-house

Medieval pilgrims have featured prominently in my writing this year. First, there was William of Perth, the mysterious Scottish baker who shot to fame as Rochester’s patron saint and provided the inspiration for my story The Baker’s Boy. The research … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Pity the Pilgrim: the medieval tourist trade

If you are packing your bags for a summer holiday, spare a thought for the medieval pilgrim. In most cases, the modern holiday from hell amounts to little more than a long queue at the airport or a hotel resembling … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Rochester’s Medieval Mystery

When researching medieval pilgrims for my story The Baker’s Boy, I was struck by the many facets of what resembled an early form of the tourist industry. The subject of my research was William of Perth, an obscure Scottish baker … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A Tale of Little Green Men

In one of its most ambitious graphics yet, Google recently displayed an animated title with a humorous portrayal of a flying saucer piloted by a tiny spaceman. This commemorated the 66th anniversary of the Roswell incident in New Mexico in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Truth or dare: the medieval ordeal

Finding a title for a book can be surprisingly difficult. Finding the right name for my first book The Devil Dancers was a protracted agony. It took hours of jotting names on scraps of paper and pestering friends for their … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

A Curious Turn of Events

It is funny how despite your best plans, fate derails you. You can be racing along what appears to be a single-track when suddenly you are led in a totally different direction. That’s what happened to me with my latest … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | 2 Comments