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The Errant Hours - New Literary Historical Novel
‘The Errant Hours’ a medieval literary adventure and Historical Novel Society Editor’s Choice, has been selected for the reading list of Medieval Women’s Fiction at Bangor University.

“The Errant Hours is a beautifully crafted epic tale of adventure, love and courage, worthy of the greatest Medieval Minstrels. A perfect read around a crackling fire.” Karen Maitland – Author of “Company of Liars”

Signed copies available from Shropshire independent book shops. Or order a signed copy from the author on the ‘Get in touch’ page.             Buy from     Buy from

A new collection of poetry ‘Flocks of Words’ is now available from Amazon UK and Independent Bookshops in Shropshire.

Poems written during a residency at the exhibition: Heavenly Lights: The Stained Glass Art of Margaret Rope feature in this collection. The title poem won first prize in the Imagined Worlds Poetry Competition organised by the Friends of Samuel Taylor Coleridge in honour of the bicentenary of the publication of ‘Kubla Khan’.

Author Events:

Talks about the historical background to ‘The Errant Hours’, poetry readings and book signings are available, for public or private venues.  Book Clubs, Women’s Institutes, Libraries, Church Societies and all sorts of other groups have enjoyed these presentations. Talks range from 30 min to 1 hour in length.

27th February 2018 – 10:30am   U3A, Memorial Hall, Oswestry

Poetry Events: 

Poetry Reading24th November 7:30pm in Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, supporting the wonderful poet, Jo Bell. Tickets £7.50 from Museum (01743 258885) or on the door

A special collaboration with the award-winning acoustic group, Whalebone, (also called Flocks of Words) is a melding of mesmeric music and poetry, exploring the mythic and natural landscape around us. 

‘Flocks of Words’ can be booked for venues around the West Midlands, both free, taster performances and ticketed full performances. Contact us through the ‘Get in Touch’ page.

Performances of Flocks of Words have taken place at  Wenlock Books, The Greenwood Centre, Severn Valley Country Park, Ludlow Assembly Rooms and several public libraries.




Hear the music of Whalebone
The launch of 'The Errant Hours' at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
The launch of ‘The Errant Hours’ at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery in February 2016 was beautiful and convivial.            The Balcony room is an excellent venue for events!