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The Errant Hours - New Literary Historical Novel
Kate Innes Flocks of Words cover
‘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 and the sequel, All the Winding World, poetry readings and book signings are available for public or private venues.  Book Clubs, Women’s Institutes, Bookshops, Libraries, Church Societies and many other groups have enjoyed these presentations. Talks range from 30 min to 1 hour in length.

16th February – An Evening on Rural Women with Pentabus Theatre and other experts at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery – 7:30pm tickets £10 from the museum or call 01743 258885 

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

Poetry Events: 

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. 


Friday 6th April, 7:30pm at Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms. Adults £10, call 01588 676060 for tickets.

Friday 27th April, 7:30pm at St John the Baptist, Church Preen. Adults £10, call 01694 771373 for tickets.

Friday 18th May, 1:00pm at Shrewsbury Library. Free taster performance.

‘Flocks of Words’ can be booked for venues around the West Midlands, both taster performances and ticketed full performances. Contact us through the ‘Get in Touch’ page or by calling 01746 765268.

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!