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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…


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,…