Tuesday 28 April 2015

This hearth, nettles conceal it

Well, blog – long time, no see.
     It’s certainly been a heck of a while since I last posted here. But, the Nest isn’t empty yet! In fact, I’m hoping that there’ll be a new clutch of eggs in it soon, which might actually hatch into blog posts eventually.
     Reasons for my disappearance have been several, chief among them being the fact that I began writing a new version of the novel I started on my MA course, as well sharing the coordinating and editing of the course anthology, as co-editor. Now, that eventful journey is drawing to a close. Our books have been printed, and have gone their ways. And, I’m pleased to say, we have a wonderful website to showcase our writers’ work. Here it is.

Readers of this blog might be interested to know that we have several historical novelists amongst us, and very good they are too. My own novel-in-progress, focusing on the life of the Dark Age king Urien Rheged can, of course, also be read there. Ahem. Or there’s a direct link here, if you prefer.

The novel is yet to be finished. There’s very definitely more work to do. But now I have a little more time, I do hope to inject some life back into the blog. At the very least, I’d like to post some new book reviews and, if you’re really unlucky, you might even get a meandering or two on the subject of the Dark Ages. So, watch this space!

Again, to those of you who continue to visit – I really appreciate it. Thank you. 


  1. Welcome back! Congratulations on your novel. Is there just the one page in the extract?

    1. Hello Carla - lovely to see you here, and thank you! There are seven pages in all. If you click on the first page, the ISSUU reader should open and then give you the option to turn pages. :)