New history book reviews

  Five short book reviews by me are published today in the May issue of Historical Novels Review: biographies of King John, William Marshal and Queen Elizabeth I, Michael Pye’s The Edge of the World on the history of the North Sea, and a timeslip novel by Posie Graeme-Evans. You can read the reviews by…

Writing at the Castle Workshop

I am one of the writers and publishers leading workshops for fiction writers at the Gers Chateau residential writing event in southern France in July. I will focus on using the chateau and its surroundings to inspire writing (historical or otherwise) and talk about how I use old maps, plans, objects and pictures in my own writing…

Writing Award

I am very pleased to be one of 25 recipients of this year’s Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries. The Bursary has been awarded for work on my new novel, The Water Age, which is set on the triple river estuary at Carmarthen Bay. It has a historical strand in the 12th century, focussed on Nest who was the…

Fiction Event in London

  The End of Time: 10th Century Vikings in France and Wales Guildhall Library Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HH Wednesday 1 April 2015 2pm – 3pm     Tracey Warr will talk about the history behind her new novel, The Viking Hostage, set in late 10th century France and Wales, weaving together the stories of three women living through…

World Book Day – Event in Wales

  10th Century Vikings in Pembrokeshire at Pembroke Dock Library Water Street, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire SA72 6DW  01437 775825 Thursday 5 March 2.30pm – 3.30pm Free     For World Book Day, writer Tracey Warr will talk about working as a novelist and the history behind her latest novel The Viking Hostage (Impress Books). The…

Fiction Event at The Guildhall, London

  The End of Time: 10th Century Vikings in France and Wales Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HH Wednesday, 1 April 2015 from 14.00 to 15.00 (BST)     Tracey Warr will talk about the history behind her new novel, The Viking Hostage, set in late 10th century France and Wales, weaving together the stories of three women…

Vikings at Tenby Library this Saturday

On Sat 15 Nov 2.30pm I am talking about the history behind my new novel, The Viking Hostage. The novel is a weave of researched history and imagined stories. Half of the tale takes place on a Welsh island off the coast at Tenby in Pembrokeshire, a fictional mix of the real islands of Caldey and…

Romanesque

Went to Sant Pere del Burgal near Escalo in the Pyrenees a few days ago to see the 11th century frescos in the church by the Master of Pedret. Below the Holy Family and the saints, Llucia de la Marca is represented. She was the Countess of Pallars Sobira and the sister of the heroine…

Vikings in Villefranche

Friday 10 October 2014 in Villefranche-en-Rouergue in southern France. I gave a talk on my new novel, The Viking Hostage (Impress Books), at The English Library. A great audience with lots of good questions about researching and writing historical fiction.