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“He was the most wanted man in the Roman Empire” Ilka Tampke on the man who inspired her novel Songwoman

Posted on: 02/10/2018 with tags: Roman Britain

Songwoman is the second instalment in my fictional exploration of Iron-Age Britain. It continues the story told in Skin, but it also stands as its own autonomous beast, more historical, more militaristic, perhaps a little darker. And so it should be, as it narrates the brutalisation and destruction of something very precious. Songwoman is set in the wild and mythological landscapes of ancient Wales. It enters history at a decisive moment in the Roman colonisation of the indigenous British tribes…

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Anthony Riches walked Hadrian’s Wall!

Posted on: 09/10/2013 with tags: Anthony Riches, Empire, Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain, roman empire, walk

Back in April, one of our authors Anthony Riches and two of his friends and fellow writers Ben Kane and Russ Whitfield walked the length of Hadrian’s Wall for charity in full Roman kit!  Though Tony kept us all updated via his blog, we thought it would be fun to bring all his posts together, which we have done for you here:  1. WALL WALK DAY 1 Firstly a huge apology to the people who turned up to Waterstones in Carlisle expecting to see three authors, including myself, at 1400 today. Our t…

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