Æthelflæd arrives


Last week I received from my publisher (Birlinn Books of Edinburgh) the first of six ‘author copies’ of my newly published biography of Æthelflæd. I am very pleased with how it looks and took this quick photo. The other five will hopefully be coming down the M74 in the next few days. They won’t be around for long and will be heading off in different directions soon after I receive them. But this one, being the first to arrive, I will definitely be keeping for myself.

A more detailed announcement of the book can be found over at my other blog Strathclyde and the Anglo-Saxons in the Viking Age.

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12 comments on “Æthelflæd arrives

  1. Seriously, I don’t know what I would do without your books to help my research. Keep them coming!

  2. itreeman says:

    A great cover, Tim. The contents appear to be something to be very proud of. well done, Bill

    • Tim says:

      Cheers Bill. The cover is another excellent job by Jim Hutcheson at Birlinn who has designed the covers for all my books.

  3. Bob Hay says:

    Good luck with it Tim. I’m sure your research for it could not be surpassed.

  4. Sterling Pratt says:

    Ah! And just when I was re-reading about the powerful Aethelflaed (and spending some time with the scandalous Eadburgh as well)! What a marvelous accomplishment. Congratulations, and I can’t wait to pick up the book!

    • Tim says:

      Thank you. You’ll find a mention of Eadburh at the start of the fourth chapter, in a section on Anglo-Saxon queens. Quite a character, to put it mildly. I picture her wearing one of those T-shirts that says Here Comes Trouble.

  5. Oh oh Mercia Mercia me .. another Viking counter attack territory to wade into.
    Look forward to the due date.. Stay safe and see you round Doomster way.
    Andy Mc

    • Tim says:

      Hi Andy. I was hoping to come up in April/May, but the lockdown has kicked my plans further down the track. I’ll get in touch with you this week anyway, via email or Twitter.

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