The salt sea flood

My new novel, The Anarchy, is published next week by Impress Books. It is the final book in the Conquest trilogy, focused on the life of Nest ferch Rhys and the 12th century struggle between the Welsh and the Normans. In the novel I (anachronistically) use a poem by the Welsh bard Dafydd ap Gwilym: Yr wylan deg ar lanw,…

New newsletter published

New newsletter just published. Contents include news on my next historical novel, The Anarchy, which will be published by Impress Books in June; a radio interview with me on Soundart Radio; a book reviewing competition; my work in progress on a biography of three medieval sisters; and residencies and workshops I’ve undertaken in the last…

The Gerona Beatus

I was recently in Girona carrying out research on a biography I am working on about the lives of three sisters who lived in the 11th century: Almodis de La Marche, Raingarde de La Marche and Lucia de La Marche. More on the sisters and the biography in a later post. In this post, I…