Vince Rockston

About me

Inspired by discovering his cave during a trekking week on Elba, I decided to research San Cerbone’s background. The result is a novel about a young lad he befriends.

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“Kill your darlings!” they say. Oh, how it hurts to have to cut carefully crafted episodes out of my manuscript, just to comply with the expected word count.Here is one such incident that that had to go. It took place on the Isle of Capraria, very near the end of the…

Silvanus’s Treks

I just discovered a map Silvanus must have made, showing his treks across Ilva. How do you like it?Actually, it was made for him by a brilliant cartographer in Russia, Polina Vorontsova.

Cerbonius’s Counsel

Aware that he was soon to die, Cerbonius bequeathed all the wisdom he had garnered over his long and colourful life to his spiritual son, Silvanus, in the form of a scroll of warnings and admonitions for young Christian believers.Silvanus would have liked to read Cerbonius’s advice out loud and ask for explanations…

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