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“Scott’s writing is powerful and subltle, her characters have depth, the plot is impeccable and original and the shiver count is high.”
The Times

JEAN M AUEL

“A powerful novel, alive with the love, deceit, wisdom and heroics of humanity”

THE TIMES

“Scott’s writing is powerful and subtle, her characters have depth, the plot is impeccable and original and the shiver count is high

THE GUARDIAN

“With a talent for combining physical and emotional action… Scott writes with an intensity that makes this book a nail biting tour-de-force.

THE INDEPENDENT

“… literate, fast moving, and most importantly, written for love”

LATEST ARTICLE

DRUIDS, DRUGS AND THE REAL BRITANNIA?

We’ve been watching (and enjoying) Britannia. Here’s my take on the druids: who were they, what did they do, and whether they were they anything like the much-scarred head druid Veren and Divis, the outcast with the demon problem…

SHORT STORY

NEW FOR 2018 – IT'S FREE!

A brand new story steeped in the world of the Boudica series.   Read now on any device. Click the image and tell us where to send it.

BEHIND THE BOUDICA SERIES

LUCID DREAMING: ANCIENT SKILL OR MODERN FAD?

Everyone dreams: not everyone dreams lucidly, but it’s there for those who want to step into a world (many worlds) where anything is possible. Here is the gateway to all possible futures, and the answers, if we persist, to all possible questions.

THE CELTS, WOMEN & SEX

“We consort openly with the best of men. You allow yourselves to be debauched in secret by the vilest.” – so said the consort of the Gaulish king to Julia Augustus, wife of the Emperor to the Roman Empress who cast aspersions on her morals. Celtic women were far more empowered than their Roman counterparts – and we’ve barely got back to what our ancestors took as their right.

BREAKING THE LEGACY OF ROME

What did the Romans ever do for us? Besides committing cultural and spiritual genocide, destroying our links to five thousand years or more of spiritual evolution and annihilating our tribal roots – not a lot that we’d want to keep.

THE OLD GODS &THE NEW

In Britannia, Aulus Plautius (David Morrissey) knows that to defeat the tribes of Britannia, you need to kill their gods. But who were the old gods of our tribal past? Are they still here?  And if so, how best can we re-connect with them, to rediscover our heritage and our sense of connectedness to the earth.

BOUDICA

NEW YORK TIMES

“A masterpiece of historical fiction…”

THE ADVERTISER, AUSTRALIA

“All historical novels should be this good”

PUBLISHING NEWS

The new Mary Renault”

JEAN M AUEL

“A powerful novel, alive with the love, deceit, wisdom and heroics of humanity”

SAINSBURY’S MAGAZINE

“It is so well written that its world of prescient dreamers and fearless warriors lingers in the imagination long after the final page”

 

INTO THE FIRE

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING…

For six centuries, we’ve been told that Joan of Arc was a pious – and necessarily clueless – peasant virgin used as a standard bearer while the men got on with the messy act of winning the war against the English.

The truth is so much more interesting, but in the past and in the present day, there are people who will kill to keep the myth alive.

In this fast-paced, gritty thriller, past and present weave inexorably towards an incendiary – and unexpected – conclusion. Read more.

THE ART OF WAR

Fourth  – and last – in The Emperor’s Spy series. In his deadliest assignment yet, Sebastos Pantera, the spy whose name means leopard, is assigned to keep safe an upstart general who has pretensions to take the Imperial throne.

 

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#AMTHINKING

Random thoughts from the keyboard: what are we here for? Who’s going to win the next election – and does it matter? Can we stitch together the neurophysiology of consciousness with sustainable economics?

#AMTALKING

Once in a while, I get to sit in front of a microphone… either alone or in company, reading a short story, or having a conversation.  Here’s a selection of things that have happened recently, with more to follow in due course.

#AMWRITING

Why do we write? More importantly, how do we write?  Observations from the coalface on the process of writing as an art, a profession and a way of staying sane (ish).

#AMREADING

For those of us who still read in blocks of longer than 280 characters, a round up of all that’s best in books, journals, commentary and on the web.

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