...But in the next ten days or so perhaps not here a lot. On Thursday, 24th July, Hild will be published in the UK (and fifty other territories: India, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand...). The hardback is available for pre-order from fine bookshops such as Foyles and Word Power, and giant online retailers like Amazon and Waterstones. You can get the ebook now from the online giants in all English-speaking territories (Amazon UK | Apple UK | Apple ANZ | Amazon ANZ | Flipkart | JB Hi-Fi). If none of those take your fancy, take a look at this comprehensive list of where to buy Hild.
I'll be guest-blogging in at least a dozen different places.
Some of the articles I've written are starting to appear. See, for example, "To Come Back Increased" in Shiny New Books.
I've been delighted by the response of professional medievalists. See, for example, this long and thoughtful review in Medievally Speaking.
But what I'm currently pleased as punch about are the two blurbs from well-respected historian/author/academic Alex Woolf and the writer and archaeologist Max Adams:
- "Hild is the best fictional attempt to recreate Dark Age Britain that I have ever read." — Alex Woolf
- "I was impressed—as a fellow-writer and a Northumbrian archaeologist. Hild is a great piece of work." — Max Adams
Also, with luck, I'll be travelling in the US in November. That's all still TBD, though, so if you want to me to come to your city and/or your bookshop, do please let me know. Right now I've no idea what the paperback publisher, Picador, has in mind, so vote early, vote often, and you never know...