Quite epic huh? Maybe it’s somewhere in the Aegean. Ah, but no; because now you’re looking at the base and thinking it’s far too modern for that. So… London, right? Some public park there or, if not, Birmingham or Berlin or some big old world city. But no. These two Ionian columns stand in Swanage, […]Read more "The Epic Gothic Strangeness Of This Quaint Seaside Town"
The idea of writing a historical novel absolutely terrifies me. Hats off to anyone who does. I love history but the trouble is the people in history insist on leaving piles of written evidence around and, before you know it, you’re researching beeswax candle-making in late 17th century Cleethorpes just so you can write your […]Read more "Historical Novel? No Fear!"
Never knew there was a big witch trial in Leicester. TLDR: a highly imaginative, attention seeking boy started pointing the finger and local nabobs hoping for political position exploited it. Final result: nine women executed in the middle of the city, one dead in prison, fifteen accused (a situation on a scale with the far, […]Read more "Leicester’s Unspoken Witch Trial"