Apart from writing books, we do all sorts of media and book promotion work, mainly radio and television interviews and features, giving talks and book signings. We often give joint presentations, and as we have thousands of photographs, organisers usually prefer our talks to be illustrated. The venues for our talks range considerably in scale, from bookstores, libraries, museums, hotels and theatres to literary festivals and vast cruise ships. We find that literary and history festivals are an especially good way of introducing readers to our books, and we have enjoyed taking part in several events, including Henley Literature Festival, Appledore Book Festival, Cheltenham Science Festival, West Meon Festival of Books, English Heritage’s History Live!, Ways With Words at Dartington, Ilkley Literature Festival, Penzance Literary Festival, Edinburgh Book Festival, Bridport Literary Festival, the Fowey Festival of Words and Music, Off the Shelf at Sheffield, the Jane Austen Society, and the Jane Austen Festival at Bath.
Ways With Words literary festival at Dartington in Devon
Although this website shows all the books we have written, we have also written numerous articles and book reviews for popular magazines and newspapers, such as Ancestors, BBC History Magazine, the London Archaeologist and Current Archaeology, and as many again for academic journals such as Oxford Journal of Archaeology, Britannia, Antiquity and Surrey Archaeological Collections.
If you are interested in inviting us to write for you, or perhaps do a talk or an interview, please contact us through this website or else contact the publicity department of the publishers Little, Brown Book Group, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ, website www.littlebrown.co.uk.
We’ll list forthcoming events below, or else you can sign up to our newsletters if you wish to find out what talks we are giving.
A display at a talk for ‘The War for All the Oceans’
Book signing at Hatchards in London
Bookstore staff dress up for one of our talks
We are currently writing another book and so are taking on virtually no new talks until it is finished! We have only one talk lined up, for the Jane Austen Society South-West. The details are:
28th January 2017, a talk called ‘All at Sea in the Time of the Austens’ at an all-day meeting of the Jane Austen Society South-West. This is a very active branch of the Jane Austen Society, and it holds four conferences a year, each one lasting from 10.30am to 3.30pm, with morning coffee, buffet lunch and two talks. They are held in central Exeter (at Southernhay Hall, Dix’s Field, EX1 1QA). Our talk will be in the morning, and after lunch, there will be another talk by Karin Fernald called ‘Fainting Alternately on the Sofa’. For further details, see the JASSW website page here (you do not have to be a member of the main Jane Austen Society to join).
This was a very enjoyable event! We’ll add any other events in due course, but are too busy writing our book on Gibraltar right now.