My Books

The Wolf in Winter, the first volume of The Trystan Trilogy, a retelling of the classic Arthurian story of Tristan and Isolde, will be published in November 2021. The second and third parts of the trilogy, The Swan in Summer and The Serpent in Spring, will be published in 2022 and 2023, respectively.

Read an extract from The Wolf in Winter

 

 

 

The Man who Loved Landscape, a collection of 40 short stories, available from Amazon for £1.99 (e-book) or £4.99 (paperback). Free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

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To read a sample short story:

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Extracts from reviews:

A simply astonishing book of forty short stories.  The author clearly has a deep understanding of the workings of the human heart and mind, because all the tales offer a crystal-clear window to peer into the inner workings of a person’s soul. (Julia Blake, Author of Black Ice)

The level of storytelling is magisterial and whole sentences go by filled with imagery that takes the breath away. Simply the best book of short stories I have read in years. (Gary Hindhaugh, Author of Daisy Jacobs Saves the World)

Song of a Red Morning, a historical short story set in Dark-age Scotland, available from Amazon for 99p (e-book) or £2.99 (paperback). Free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

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Extracts from reviews:

A beautifully atmospheric tale that draws you in. Grounded in history but with a tantalising aura of mythology, this short story will appeal to fantasy and historical readers alike.

It’s one thing for a writer to conjure up the atmosphere and lifestyle of an ancient world but this short story achieves something much rarer – offering us an insight into the psychology of Iron Age man.

Throughly absorbing and beautifully written. A trip back in time.

The Ghost in the Machine, a collection of poetry, available from Amazon for £1.99 (e-book) or £3.99 (paperback).

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To read a sample poem:

Read a poem

 

Extracts from reviews:

The poet has a beautiful turn of phrase, using alliterative language that reminds me of Seamus Heaney . . . .This is an excellent book, nuanced, accessible, human. It’s full of powerful ideas and exquisite language. (Steve Griffin, Author of The Things We Thought Were Beautiful)

Barbara Lennox observes the natural world with loving and critical detail and analyses what she observes through the lens of a poet and a philosopher. She speaks of the profound and shows us illuminating flashes of the ghost in the machine, the spirit in all living things, the delicate balance of life and death, endurance and extinction, pure joy and bittersweet loss. . . . This is a book not to be missed by those who love poetry, and a book to launch a love of poetry for those who may have shied away before. (Sherry L Ross, Author of The Seeds of the Pomegranate)

Lyrical, eloquent, precise. It’s rare for a poetry collection to span all three but this one does, capturing the world and the landscape of the human heart both movingly and accurately.

Work in Progress

My next novel, provisionally entitled The Eagle in the North, is in the early planning stages. Like The Trystan Trilogy, it will be a historical novel set in Scotland, and will take place during the Roman campaign in Scotland in the late first century.

 

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