Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Christmas Reading

Over Christmas, when I manage to snatch a few quiet moments,
I will be reading Peaceweaver by Judith Arnopp, which has just been published by a friend and fellow member of Cwrtnewydd Scribblers.

This is what is written on the back cover.

1070, four years after the battle of Hastings; Eadgyth, in hiding
from the conquering King William of Normandy, relates her tale of passion and conflict.

Her story begins when she is sold into marriage to
Gruffydd ap Llewwllyn, leader of the Welsh; a man old enough
to be her grandfather. She is saved from sorrow by love but the romance she finds is not in the arms of her husband. When Harold Godwinson launches a surprise attack. Gruffydd escapes but Eadgyth falls into the hands of the Saxons.

Eadgyth is taken to the court of King Edward the Confessor. There she befriends the queen and her feminine charms enable her to infiltrate the sticky intrigues of the Godwin family. However her happiness is threatened as the portentous date of October 14th 1066 looms.

Eadgyth's story highlights the plight of women, tossed in the tumultuous sea of feuding Anglo Saxon Britain.

For anyone who wants to read Eadgyth's story it is available to order on amazon.

Friday, 18 December 2009

Christmas Countdown

I can't believe that Christmas is just a week away. Life on farm has kept me really busy for the last few weeks. All thought of writing, blogs or books, have been put to one side.

So, here is a picture of our tree and now that nearly all presents are wrapped, cards written and food shopping just about done I can get back to blogging and writing.

How are your Christmas preparations going?