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London Cabbies & my reader

I had a great story from a reader and a shared interest in my books with a London cabbie. (Nice one, thanks for sharing, John) Your name came up in London when I was being taxied…


The Last Horseman - Radio Review

​A short review by Peter Terry of The Last Horseman on Classic FM radio, South Africa. Originally broadcast 15th of February, 2017.


Viper’s Blood - Notes

Viper’s Blood / February 2017 Thomas Blackstone and his men fought in every conflict on the battlefields of France and Italy, and now, once again, they serve the English…


BBC Radio Devon

I’m off to do a guest spot at BBC Radio Devon on Monday 6th on David (Fitz) Fitzgerald’s morning magazine programme. I’m slotted in for about 11.15 to 11.45 to talk about…


A new Thomas Blackstone adventure - Viper’s Blood - is published in hard cover on February 9th

Off to London next week for my hardcover publication day of Viper’s Blood. Looking forward to a day’s signing at Goldsboro Books and my publisher Head of Zeus Books.


The Last Horseman-Men and women at the front

THE LAST HORSEMAN I found personal accounts of the war from individual soldiers’ recollections, as well as observations made by war correspondents and diaries kept by…


The Last Horseman - the conflict

It was never my intention to look over the shoulders of the towering figures who were the key players in this conflict: Cecil John Rhodes; General Sir Redvers Buller; and Field…


Irish in the Anglo-Boer War

A few further notes on THE LAST HORSEMAN Irish regiments’ and brigades’ exploits can be explored by reading any of the excellent non-fiction publications available on the…


Seeds of unrest

THE LAST HORSEMAN Journal notes #2 Irish Americans saw the conflict of the Anglo-Boer War through their own eyes and very differently to those who might have seen support…


The Last Horseman & the Boer War

THE LAST HORSEMAN Some notes on the background for my latest novel that was published 12th August. The Boer War conflict of 1899-1902 embodied human drama, tragedy and…


Historical Novel Society - Defiant Unto Death - Review

Historical Novel Society: Editor's Choice. Defiant unto Death continues Sir Thomas Blackstone’s story, begun in Master of War, and is set in France during the…


BookBag review for Defiant Unto Death

Hold tight, this is see-saw drama at its best. Thomas may be a de facto Norman lord now but the combination of that and his English birth when there's a paranoid French king…