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Zodiac Station - 19.6.14



19.6.14 BOOK ZODIAC STATION is scheduled for publication in hardback and e-book.

15-18.5.14 EVENT I'll be at Crimefest, as usual. Panel details to be announced soon.

22.3.14 EVENT Fellow York Author N.E. David and I discuss history, recent and distant, for the York Literature Festival. 11am in Brigantes Bar, Micklegate.

28.11.13 EVENT Sometime legionary Anthony Riches and I compare Greeks and Romans at Southwell Library, 7.30pm.

18.11.13 EVENT I'll be in conversation with Rebecca Jenkins talking about historical fiction at Barnsley library, 2pm.

15.11.13 EVENT Manda Scott, Beatrice Hitchman and I will be discussing truth, illusion and history at the Thames Valley History Festival, 7.30pm in Windsor.

2.11.13 EVENT Join me in Cambridge for the Heffers Classics Festival, and find out why Aristotle makes a better detective than Plato.

25.10.13 EVENT A big night at the Harrogate History Festival: I'll be talking to Philippa Langley and Michael Jones about their extraordinary journey towards finding the remains of Richard III. 8.30pm.

24.10.13 BOOK THE ORPHEUS DESCENT is published in paperback - available at ASDA, Tesco, Sainsbury's, WH Smith, Waterstones and all discerning retailers.

11.10.13 EVENT Join me and a host of other writers for the launch of York Authors. Free wine, a bumper quiz and advance copies of The Orpheus Descent paperback. York Waterstones, 6.45pm.

21-22.9.13 EVENT I'll be at the Fayre Times Festival in Barleylands, Essex, talking about the Templars and the Holy Grail. Despite what Dan Brown would have you believe, they're separate topics.

20.8.13 WEBSITE I've put up the text of the paper I delivered at the St. Hilda's conference on the connections between Plato and Raymond Chandler.

16-18.8.13 EVENT I'll be at the Mystery & Crime Weekend at St Hilda's College, Oxford.

27.6.13 EVENT I'll be at Halton Library in Leeds at 2pm, talking about THE ORPHEUS DESCENT as part of National Crime Writing Month.

13.6.13 REVIEW Some nice reviews for THE ORPHEUS DESCENT. Parmenion Books says it 'thrills and messes with your mind in equal measure.' For Winter Nights finds it's 'utterly enchanting and brain-testing in the best of ways... I can't recommend it enough.' The Fantastical Librarian says 'it sucked me in and wouldn't let go'. Annette Gisby at Books and Tales writes 'it's a book you think about long after the last page is turned.' And The Sun says it's 'a cracking read.'

31.5.13 - EVENT I'll be at Crimefest, talking about the perils and pleasures of the past (Friday, 14:50); and the enduring appeal of the Cold War (Saturday, 10:10). Or find me in the bar.

23.5.13 - BOOK THE ORPHEUS DESCENT is published in UK hardback and e-book! Come and celebrate the launch with me at York Waterstones, 6.30-8.30pm.




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