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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…


Army Rumour Service Reviews - Defiant Unto Death

Pleased that the new book is gathering reviews: here’s another excerpt.: Treachery and betrayal are rife and a traitor gives the King the opportunity to destroy Blackstone…


Help the Kids!

My next medieval novel is published in Feb 2016. It is set in Italy, France and England in 1359/60. BE A NAMED CHARACTER IN MY NEXT NOVEL As part of CLIC Sargent’s yearly…


Defiant Unto Death: new reviews

Pleased to see that women readers are being attracted to my Master of War series: these first reviews for defiant Unto Death, the second book, are written - and happy to say,…


Writing Magazine interview

Did an interview some time ago which has now appeared in Writing Magazine's December issue. It's a good mag with lots of info for authors and aspiring writers. (The golf…


Monkey and Me Nomination

Some good news in today. Monkey & Me has not only be nominated for Fantastic Book Awards but has also been nominated for the 2015 CILIP (Carnegie Medal) - awarded annually to…


Monkey and Me Nomination

Some good news in today. Monkey & Me has not only be nominated for Fantastic Reads Award but has also been nominated for the 2015 CILIP (Carnegie Medal) for outsatanding…