El Cid, hero or turncoat?

When I was writing ‘The Prisoner,’ book three in The City of Dreams series, I decided to introduce a new character, a Christian mercenary, named Jabalah. I based him on […]

Who owns the Great Mosque of Córdoba?

Even if you have never visited the beautiful mosque in the centre of Córdoba’s old city, you will have most probably have heard of it. While I was writing the […]

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

Here we are in December; Christmas is almost upon us and COVID-19 restrictions are becoming a part of our daily life. For a large part of this year many people […]

How one book turned into six

Madinat al Zahra I first became interested in Moorish history after visiting Madinat al Zahra, a ruined city outside Córdoba, in 2000. And I was inspired to write the story […]

AUTHORS’ CORNER REVISITED: LUCINDA E CLARKE

Good morning Lucinda. Welcome to Author’s Corner Revisited. It’s more than six years since I interviewed you about your writing. So thank you for agreeing to come along and tell […]

AUTHORS’ CORNER REVISITED: JG HARLOND

Six years ago I ran a blog called Authors’ Corner and interviewed a number of up and coming authors. I thought it would be fun to see how things had […]

AUTHORS’ CORNER REVISITED: Keith Dixon

Six years ago I ran a blog called Authors’ Corner and interviewed a number of up and coming independent authors. I thought it would be fun to see how things […]

Sardines and Bonfires

Once again it’s time to gather around a bonfire on the beach, eat sardines and celebrate the eve of San Juan, which coincides approximately with Midsummer’s Eve. In the Christian […]