Tag Archive: Historical Fiction

Bernard Cornwell’s ‘The Last Kingdom’ premieres in October!

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Adapted for TV, The Last Kingdom, the first novel in The Saxon Stories by Bernard Cornwell finally gets a premiere date! BBC America announced the show will air on Saturday, 10 October 2015. (Check your local listings for times) The good news for us here in the States is the show will premiere on BBC…

BBC goes for Game of Thrones audience with new Saxon vs Viking drama

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Bernard Cornwell’s best-selling Saxon Stories are to be adapted for television as the BBC makes a play for the Game of Thrones audience. The BBC Two drama, The Last Kingdom, is billed as “a show full of heroic deeds and epic battles” that embraces “politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for…

MAP#55: Bernard Cornwell Interview – The Empty Throne

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Few authors can capture the atmosphere of the middle ages as well as Bernard Cornwell. A master storyteller Bernard has written over 50 books! I first discovered Bernard Cornwell in the early 2000s when I was browsing at a local bookstore. A book titled The Archer’s Tale caught my attention and the main character was…

MAP#24 – Christy English Interview

It’s 2012! I hope you all had a safe and happy new year. We are kicking off the new year with an interview with Historical Fiction author Christy English. Christy is a writer of historical fiction centering on Eleanor of Aquitaine, Alais of France, and the Plantagenets of the 12th Century. Her latest book is…

Book: The Mysterium by Paul Doherty

A hooded assassin hums a tune as he lashes his victim to a rotting corpse and hurls him to his death in the freezing inky blackness of the Thames. This is London in March 1304, a city of thatched roofs, cold winds, Lenten fasting, spindle-thin alleyways…and murder. Amidst all the death, avarice, greed and lust…