Just a quick check of the Amazon chart revealed that – amazingly – Root of the Tudor Rose has come out on top again. Just in time for …
A huge surprise to kick off the New Year!
A translation of Root of the Tudor Rose … into Czech!
Close inspection proves quite baffling, I don’t recognise a single word except those in Welsh, of course! Thrilled and delighted, needless to say.
A visit to the huge Guadalajara Book Fair in Mexico as part of the Accent Press / Welsh Assembly delegation. Guadalajara is one of the biggest book fairs in the world. What an experience! I met – and signed books for – some young Mexican readers whose English is astonishingly good!
A positive, complimentary review in the Historical Novel Society’s magazine.
A ‘postcard’ from a friend who had taken Root of the Tudor Rose on holiday. She wrote I’m enjoying this book very much, Mari!
There was a second ‘launch’ and signing at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff – but no photographs!
Members of Nickleby’s Book Shop book club had been reading Root of the Tudor Rose. I went along to talk to them about it and to sign some copies.
My first ever article for a major newspaper. This appears on page 13 of the morning’s Daily Express. Part of the story of Root of the Tudor Rose is set in St. Donat’s Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan, owned in the 1930’s by the American newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. This forms the basis of the article.
Another appearance on ‘Heno’, the television programme made in Llanelli by Tinopolis for S4C. This time it’s for their viewers’ Book Club.
Another live Radio Wales interview, this time in Jamie Owen’s Sunday morning show. Jamie invited me to read the closing credits for the programme and it was almost like old times again!