Photo from Luttrell Psalter
Courtesy of the British Library
You can see all the images in the psalter in the digital version on the British Library’s website.
I chose this image because my protagonist, Edmund of Flintbourne, is an archer. Note my use of the present tense – he’s very much alive in my head.
I love writing. It can be fulfilling, obsessive, exasperating, exciting and nerve-wracking – all on the same morning. It’s always a challenge.
After the publication of my fifth book for young people, I felt I was getting in a rut, that I needed a new direction – but what? Gradually, into that (frightening) vacuum arose my longtime fascination with the medieval period. I searched out historians who specialized in rural England. I travelled to Berkshire, the county where I was born, for the setting. And finally, I took the plunge (very frightening) and started writing a novel, for adults, set in the 14 th century.
Then there’s Book Talk where I post a blog about various aspects of the writing process or about books I’ve read that have really grabbed me. You’re always welcome to join the conversation!
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