Tides of War: Reviews

Posted July 10, 2011

Financial Times, Lucy Kellaway, ‘Seldom, since reading Jane Austen, have I wanted to slip between the pages of a book and become one of its characters. But in Tides of War, Stella Tillyard’s first novel, the clever, messy heroine who prefers chemistry … read more


reviews, some thoughts

Posted May 5, 2011

Ive been writing, and receiving, reviews in the last few weeks, and I have ben wondering what it is they tell us, really. We know reviewing is something of a venal business, but Im not thinking of how compromised a … read more


First Words

Posted April 5, 2011

Here are some opening words. I am going to use this blog as a sort of notebook of thoughts in progress; thoughts about my work, about writing historical novels, about the uses of the past and about the books I … read more