Joan Fallon

CEUTA – gateway to the Mediterranean

View of Ceuta I always feel that a location is an important aspect of any book, but maybe more so with historical novels. Those of you who have read books […]

David Penny, author of historical mysteries

Guest interview with David PennyGood morning David. Thank you for being the guest on my blog this month. I see you are writing as prolifically as ever, so it’s good […]

GABI PLUMM actor, narrator and writer

One of the real pleasures of using social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter is that sometimes you meet really interesting people. The sort of people that you would […]

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 […]


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 […]