Forthcoming Events

Fri 27 April 2012 2-4pm The English Library, Place du Hopital St Jacques, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, France I will give a talk on Almodis: The Peaceweaver Tues 15 May 2012 6-8pm The Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury, London EC2 I will give a talk on Almodis: The Peaceweaver

Almodis Reader Comments

Have received some wonderful feedback from readers of Almodis, such as: Dear Tracey Warr, I would like to complain: I started reading your novel in the bath and hours later realised that I’d read a third of the novel, was still in the bath, and I was freezing cold.

Almodis: The Peaceweaver published

Almodis: The Peaceweaver, is published today £6.99 ISBN 978 1 90760 505 5 Impress Books http://www.impress-books.co.uk First launch event is: Thurs 13 October 7pm in Carmarthen, Wales at University of Wales, Trinity Saint David in conversation with Diana Wallace, author of The Woman’s Historical Novel. Everyone welcome. The book has been selected from 60 candidates,…

Recent News

ALMODIS: THE PEACEWEAVER My first historical novel is published by Impress Books this month – September 2011. Pre-orders can be placed on Amazon or Waterstones. Scroll down for an extract, a post about researching and writing the novel, and a bibliography. There will be a launch for the book at University of Wales Trinity Saint…

Almodis: The Peaceweaver Extract

Prologue Roccamolten Castle, La Marche  November 1037 I stand on the precipice wrapped in bulky grey and silver furs. My eyes are trained, like a hawk at hunt, on the steep road snaking up the mountain towards me. I feel the bitter cold of the granite ledge through the thin leather of my shoes, and…

Writing Almodis

Paolo Ucello, The Hunt in the Forest, 1470, Ashmolean Museum, inspired my description of Almodis on a deer hunt. ORIGINS When I enrolled on the MA Creative Writing at Trinity St David, University of Wales three years ago, the last thing I expected to produce was an historical novel. I imagined I would develop the…

Almodis Bibliography

Aurell, Martin, Les Noces du Comte: Mariage et Pouvoir en Catalogne (785-1213) (Paris: Sorbonne, 1995). Bachrach, Bernard S., State-Building in Medieval France: Studies in Early Angevin History (Aldershot: Variorum, 1995). Bloch, Marc, Feudal Society, 2 vols. (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1961). Bogin, Meg, The Women Troubadours (New York: W.W. Norton, 1980). Bonnassie, Pierre, La Catalogne…