I’m writing this from Dublin, where I’ve been hunting around for traces of the medieval city and spent hours in the glorious reading room of the National Library.
Today I head west, to County Mayo, back on the trail of the Irish pirate queen, Granuaile – Grace O’Malley, for my current project: Grace, on her famous meeting with Elizabeth I.
But first, I have other work to do, reading the proof pages of my next book, 1917. It’s for young readers and it’ll be out in February.
Here’s a brief outline of the book. And just look at this dramatic cover!