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Musings of an historical fantasy novelist

I spend my time staring at my computer screen. So this is my way of reaching out to the people who I always have in the back of my mind. People like me, who love that moment when history collides with the power of the imagination.

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Needing Napoleon

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Serving Shaka

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Rescuing Richard

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Ninety not out!

I'm just back from France where the family were celebrating my father's ninetieth birthday. I am well aware how lucky I am to still have...

When a story won't let you go

Many thanks to Tracey Warr and The Historical Novel Society for the opportunity to discuss my approach to writing about different...

Happy New Year!

I was pleased to see a new review appear at the start of 2024 for Rescuing Richard, the third instalment of The Richard Davey Chronicles....

None the wiser... Ridley Scott

Just a short message to wish everyone Season's Greetings and confess I finally got around to watching Napoleon at the cinema here on...

Ridley Scott, Napoleon, Radio Skye and me

I couldn't let the recent release of Ridley Scott's film Napoleon pass without some comment. Firstly, I haven't seen it yet but I still...

Favourite reads of the year so far (2023)

I was asked for my favourite three reads of 2023 so far by Ben Fox of - an excellent website for discovering new books...

A delightful day in Dunvegan

Yesterday I drove along the coast from home in Sconser to Dunvegan. The sun was shining, the sky was blue and the mountains stood out...

A difference of opinion

I recently read A Brutal Reckoning - The Creek Indians and the Epic War for the American South by Peter Cozens. I bought the book because...

Dingwall & Cairngorms road trip

Just a short post to thank Carmen and her book group for hosting me at Dingwall Community Library on Tuesday. There was a good turn out...

Award-winning author

When I was sharing a stall with The Book Typesetters (Rachael & Nat) at the Newark Book Festival, we had plenty of time to chat. We are...

New review of Needing Napoleon

I'm so grateful to Amy's Bookshelf Reviews for a recent great review of Needing Napoleon. You can read the full review here:...

Interview by Katherine Mezzacappa

Excited to announce a recent interview I gave to the Historical Novel Society is now available to read on their website. You can get to...

Newark Book Fair

I am just back from spending three days at the Newark Book Festival with my good friends Nat & Rachael of The Book Typesetters. I was...

Myths & Legends of the Isle of Skye

I recently wrote an article for a print edition of Historical Times magazine. It was part of their Great Britain, Scotland & Ireland...

Podcast - featuring an interview with me

Late last year I was interviewed at length by Kristal Fleming for her The Book and Life Podcast. It was a marathon session and she warned...

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I have put together a choice of five books I think really help a reader get inside Napoleon's head. Originally, I have called the list Best Books for Getting Inside Napoleon's Head!

Shepherd. com is a great site that I really recommend to anyone who loves reading. It is a fresh approach to bringing together readers and authors.

Follow the link below to find out which books I have chosen and why.

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