I’m a dyed-in-the-wool amateur historian/archaeologist, liable to be found any dry day field-walking or metal detecting, and on wet days, in an archive.
Reading a field like a book, line by line, century by century, gives me a deep feeling for the settings for my stories and novels. Taking a dry, partial framework for someone’s life from the archive and trying to animate it with context, meaning, and purpose fills me with pleasure.
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I can’t remember if I posted this interview or not when it was made – but the very wonderful host, Mick Bannister, has just pointed me to the direct link, so here it is; I hope you enjoy it. http://www.spreaker.com/user/secklow-sounds/the-nicky-moxey-interview Nicky.
Erik Kwakkel has a brilliant post on the mediaeval desktop, here: http://medievalbooks.nl/2014/10/10/medieval-desktops/ If you’re not following Erik, I recommend him – his scholarship is unassailable, and his posts are brilliantly readable! This post talks about the issue of needing to read two or more books at once. My favourite solution…
I am apparently now single, and have been since the 7/8/2014, although the court neglected to inform either me or my solicitor. I am still working out how I feel about this…