Between historical fiction and historical research

In my historical novels I’m always imagining in the gaps and with the mysteries: what happened to the 10th century Viscountess Emma of Limoges during the three years she was held for ransom by Vikings before her husband paid up? (The Viking Hostage)   why did the 11th century Count Ramon Berenger of Barcelona kidnap…

The Viking Hostage top ranking in Australia

  My novel The Viking Hostage, published by Impress Books, is currently featuring on three bestsellers lists on the Amazon Australia Kindle Store (European History, Medieval History, Genealogy).

navigating islands

Just spent a few days on Uto, the outermost island amongst 50,000 in the Finnish Turku Archipelago. I was there with a group of artists from the Frontiers in Retreat network and students and professors from Aalto University and Helsinki University of the Arts. On the long ferry journey I ran a workshop on ‘Viking…

On a Viking trouser-snake

    I’ve a crick in my neck, And tend to fall on my head, My trouser-snake is soft, And my hearing’s gone away.   Thinking about a talk I will be giving to the Tenby Historical Society on 23 June about Vikings in Pembrokeshire, I was reminded of Judith Jesch’s translation of this lament…

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…