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I am a UK based writer, living in the southeast of England. I mostly write historical fiction and fantasy, although I also have been known to write a bit of Science Fiction now and again.
My favourite authors include Gene Wolfe, Ursula le Guin and Iain Banks, and I'm currently getting into Dan Simmons and Neal Stephenson. Outside SF&F I enjoy the thrillers of Robert Harris and I love Tolstoy's War and Peace.
I am also the Editor of Alt Hist, the new magazine of Historical Fiction and Alternate History.
My reading tastes, I think, are fairly broad. I like Gene Wolfe, Leo Tolstoy, Ursula le Guin and Iain Banks in particular, and I’m currently getting into Dan Simmons and Neal Stephenson.
Peter Alan Orchard
on Sep. 09, 2012 :
Roger Draper is a curious priest, and when he hears of a hoopoe for sale in the local market he smells sorcery. But when he takes the constable to investigate and finds the offending bird in the hands of his beloved Margery, Roger is in a quandary.
The tale now involves a sturdy beggar, a missing book of spells, a church inquisitor and a good deal of drink taken by the constable, before reaching a satisfactory conclusion. An enjoyable story, neatly plotted and characterised and well worth a read.
(review of free book)