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Alan Robert Lancaster (alancaster149)

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Book six in the RAVENFEAST series, 'LANDWASTER - Cry In The Wilderness' has been available since late April, 2016 (click on the RAVENFEAST page image below when it shows and bookmark it). 

I'm on Chapter 15 in the first pre-edit draft of the next follow-up. Book seven, 'FENMAN.- The Last Stronghold' revolves around William's siege of Ely during the winter of 1070-71. He almost threw in the towel, but that's as much as I can tell you here. Something to look forward to. 

Did you see me in the Dormitory Range at Battle Abbey near Hastings this year ?(Book sales were up the steps, we had a stage to deliver our talks) over the week ending 10-11 October (949th anniversary of the battle, 2016 will be the 950th, a 'landmark' event), along with a raft of authors including James Aitcheson, Marc Morris and Stewart Binns. We chatted with readers about historical fiction or fact and I mooched around the site, looking over the craft booths and taking pictures of re-enactors for future use.

I have an abiding interest in history, North-western European history in particular, Britain, Scandinavia, Normandy. At one time I was more interested in modern, 20th Century history but was drawn gradually back in time... Richard III, MacBeth, the Vikings... all maligned by Shakespeare. MacBeth led me to Malcolm Canmore, to Siward 'the Dane', Eadward the Confessor and on to Harold.

I have a talented wife, Kath, a true Cockney,and three offspring, Joanne, Robert and Suzanne. Joanne has recently left the Tours office at Lord's Cricket Ground in NW8 to pursue a career in teaching. Robert's almost finished studying to be a teacher of English as a second language in Germany, working towards his BA.He shares a flat in Dortmund with his talented German girlfriend Carla. Suzy has finished her four year degree and masters in Physics at Sheffield University. After working in the East Tyrol, Austria for a year, she is now on a PHD course at the Technical University in Vienna, coaching in English as well - another two years to go... Lots of that culture thing to soak up. More on that another time.

Kath does talks on London to groups around this side of London and West Essex, a fair demand for her talents there! Having retired, she's got more time to herself these days and spends some of that time researching her forebears.

Me? The Northworld site is complete, with updates posted periodically about the RAVENFEAST saga series of books. See the Bookshelf, page two for book news. LANDWASTER wil be the next book to go to New Generation for publication soon (February-March, 2016). Next after that wil be FENMAN, about William's siege of Ely where Hereward abd many others kept him at bay over the winter months of 1070-71. Look in on the RAVENFEAST page on this site for details. Use the link to go back in time. See also my profile and bookshelf on 'My Book Buzz' and the LinkedIn site as well as Twitter (link on the Home Page of the Northworld site, as well as back to here). You can't escape, o-ho-ho! (deep drain-like voice fades and you look around, wondering...)  

By the way, this image of me was taken by my wife at home, slaving over a hot laptop to bring you more readables.

TTFN

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