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Read an extract from Ravenspur: Rise of the Tudors

A kingdom divided against itself cannot stand. Witness the rise of the Tudors.    Part One 1470 Trust not him that hath once broken faith. William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part…

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Wars of the Roses: Margaret of Anjou

US FANS: Look out for the forthcoming US publication of the second book in the Wars of the Roses series by Conn Iggulden. Wars of the Roses: Margaret of Anjou will be released in hardcover…

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Behind the Scenes of the Trinity Trailer

Alex Clarke, Publishing Director at Penguin gives a behind-the-scenes view from the TRINITY trailer shoot. Dawn – a deserted car park in Epping Forest, shrouded in mist. No, not another…

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American Diary: Dragonfly

On the runway in Houston Texas, I have a window seat. As usual, they are all drawn down. Americans in these southern states understand the power of the sun at 108 degrees Fahrenheit. Keeping…

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Blog post - My favourite Q & A from 2013

Q. Who have been your biggest writing inspirations growing up and in your career? I’m certain every writer would answer this in roughly the same way: when I was a kid, I found certain books…

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Blog -  ‘The Ruislip Younger Firm’ (Or, How I Ran With the Gangs)

My father is ninety years old. Last week, he returned an Opinel lock-knife to me that he’d confiscated thirty years ago, saying he thought I was probably mature enough to have it back at the…

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Blog - The Best French Trip of All Time

In 1981, I was ten years old when my primary school organised a day-trip to Calais for Year Six. We took a coach to Dover, then went across on a huge hovercraft, which in itself gives me…

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Here is Conn’s ‘10 Q Interview’ with Simon Duringer

In the lead up to the Wars of the Roses: Stormbird paperback publication on the 24th April Conn was interviewed by Simon Duringer as part of Simon's 10 Q Interview series It is a fantastic…

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Conn’s Upcoming Events

Events in the USA Chicago Booksellers lunch - Tuesday 8th April, Chicago, IL Conn will be attending a lunch with Chicago area booksellers. He will be giving a talk on the Wars of the…

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Conn Recommends

Please feel free to email me to suggest others, but these are the ones who have stolen afternoons out of my life, who have kept me up till dawn reading their words whilst researching my new…

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Blog Post - First Kiss

When I was twelve, I’d been in a boys’ prep school for about two years. Stop worrying, it’s not that kind of story. I can’t exactly say it was a happy time. With the experience and hindsight…

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A Blog of Interest to Six People

For three years, I have considered writing about a subject of interest to about five other people in Britain. I don’t write blog entries to reach a wide audience - I write books to do that,…

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Blog post - Cough Sweets

A couple of nights ago, I went to bed feeling ill – headache, scratchy throat, nothing too shocking, but I really needed to sleep. That’s my reaction to illness of any kind: I sleep it off,…

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Blog Post - For the Love of Words

Here are 17 real, but appallingly hard words, with equally appalling definitions. (Answers below)   Part One: 7 Horrible Ones   1.  Squireen a) A small landowner, especially one in…

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Read some reviews for Wars of the Roses: Stormbird…

“Pacey and juicy, and packed with action” Kate Saunders, Sunday Times   “A novel that seamlessly combines narrative, historical credence and great knowledge of the period” Harry Hodges,…

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Behind the scenes of the Stormbird trailer

If you enjoyed the full Wars of the Roses: Stormbird trailer then watch the behind the scenes film which shows Conn nearly being leeched, the costumes and props as well as, how we came to the…

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Conn’s review of The Shakespeare’s Globe Henry VI plays

Henry VI at the Globe With any Shakespeare play at the Globe, the theatre itself is part of the experience. The wood, the craftsmanship, the thatch, the plaster, the sense of history and of…

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Emperor: Blood of Gods

Emperor: The Blood of Gods is the culmination of more than a decade of writing books. My first novel was Emperor: The Gates of Rome and three more followed on the extraordinary life of Julius…

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Conn on technology

Years ago, I handed one of my finished books to an editor at Bloomsbury publishers. She held it aloft in something like awe and said it was the first time she’d ever seen a novel on a memory…

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Conqueror enhanced edition and paperback

The paperback of Conqueror is released in the UK on Thursday 19 July. An enhanced edition of the ebook is released on the same day. The enhanced edition features a podcast about the book, a…

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