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Remembering Franklin

In about 2002 I wrote Deadly Winter, a biography of the Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin. It was a long and hard journey but a rewarding and memorable experience, and I followed it up with a couple of children’s books … Continue reading

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Word Origins

It’s been a while since I’ve looked at a word origin, and there’s one that’s always intrigued me that cropped up again recently. I’ve been preparing material for a possible new book as a follow-up to my Franklin biography Deadly Winter –  devoted to the fascinating correspondence of Sir … Continue reading

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It’s Here!

The July/August of Aquila children’s magazine is out – with an article about the explorer Matthew Flinders by yours truly! Rush to your local newsagents! Knock people out of the way! Panic buy! For God’s sake, think of your children! … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

My latest project is a book featuring the correspondence between between the Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin and Eleanor Anne Porden, the romantic poet who was his fiancée for much of the period covered by the letters and who later … Continue reading

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Franklin’s Ships

I’ve been away for a couple of days so this “news” is a little out of date, but while I was in London visiting my daughter I was excited to hear that one of the ships of Sir John Franklin’s … Continue reading

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