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The Scourge of Misplaced Apostrophes

A few days ago a newspaper article with a remarkable headline caught my attention. It stated that there was a...

Tracing your Ancestry

From the popular TV show ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ to the many books and internet sources on tracing...

The Importance of Information

In the preface to an early book of mine, I tell of the Irish storytelling tradition that stretches all the...

Is it Science Fiction or Fantasy? (2)

This is a question I’m asked repeatedly and it’s one which I’ve written about previously. It seems to be asked...

Vikings in Donegal

I’ve been to Donegal four times this year carrying out research for my third Timecrack book. It’s a place I...

East Belfast to Holywood

A wonderful celebration took place in East Belfast a few days ago. It was a tribute to one of Northern...

The Galway Bookshop

As part of our plan to revisit places around Ireland which have given us so much pleasure over the years,...

Hospitality on the Algarve

Portugal’s Algarve, with its stunning coastline, long sandy beaches to die for and a blue sky that promises every day...

On a Wing and a Prayer

For me, one of the most satisfying elements when writing a book is the opportunity to travel and meet interesting...

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