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Bronze Age Bog Body

Bronze Age Bog Body . . . isn’t that a great title? It refers to the fact that in Ireland, in a peat bog, a partial corpse was found, and amazingly, the remains were dated to around 4,000 years ago. Nova … Continue reading

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March 2014 Contest: Post a Picture

Nature. Cheaper than therapy. Great sentiment, huh? It was posted by Sacred Mists, and I don’t know if it’s original to them or came from somewhere else, as most things internettish seem to circulate a bit. The idea is so … Continue reading

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Death Speaker’s Facebook Page

The book (Death Speaker) has a Facebook page, and while I don’t always take the time to write an essay on this blog, on that page I try to post something of interest about Gaul or the Celts everyday. Just … Continue reading

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Celts as Barbarians (Not, of course)

Just got a chance to watch Terry Jones’ Barbarians, a 4-part TV show filmed in 2006. The first hour-long show is on the Celts. “The Primitive Celts” is the actual title, but the show builds the argument that they were … Continue reading

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Map of the Ancient Celtic World

This new book-The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts-is reviewed in The Guardian and in  a Telegraph article and review. I must have it. But I don’t yet, so I’ll just summarize  . . . better … Continue reading

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The Making of a Book Trailer

I’m not quite sure what to do with it–besides telling all my friends to check it out on YouTube, of course–but Death Speaker now has a beautiful book trailer, and I am very proud. I shouldn’t be too proud because … Continue reading

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Miranda Aldhouse-Green’s Druids

As a bit of an off-topic introduction, Salon ran a piece on literary detection this week . The article, by Patrick Juola, is about how J. K. Rowling was outed as Robert Galbraith, but it starts by citing a study in … Continue reading

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The Truth About Books About Druids

Who were the druids, and how do you learn about them? Depends on what you want to know.  But mostly from books. I wanted to learn everything I could about the druids of the Iron Age that was backed up … Continue reading

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Allee Couverte

The Allee Couverte Du Mouhau Bihan sits on private property in Finisterre Dept., Brittany, France. It wasn’t put up by Celts (or Gauls), but by the Neolithic people that preceded them. It’s about 5,000 years old, and you get a … Continue reading

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Best . . . Review . . . Ever!

I am on Cloud 9. No, I am beyond Cloud 9, looking down on it in fact. * The Historical Novel Society has just issued their review of Death Speaker. It begins with the words, “Powerfully written.” I had to … Continue reading

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