Yeah! Freebies!! Why? Because I’m overwhelmed with excitement about the upcoming release of my next novel, The Emerald Tablet… and because who doesn’t like a freebie, right? So, we’ve got ourselves three prizes, all Turkish-themed, natch! To the winner, signed (and inscribed, if you like) copies of my two Benedict Hitchens novels, along with a …

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The Suez Canal,1956. The world teeters on the brink of nuclear war, and the Middle East is a tinderbox. And archaeologist Benedict Hitchens is back. His natural inclination towards self-sabotage leads him on a high-stakes chase across the Middle East, from Istanbul to Cairo, to the ancient city of Jerusalem, and into the sands of …

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People often ask me why I’m a little obsessed with Turkey. Yes, I’m back there again in my new novel, The Emerald Tablet. Can’t stay away. This place – and the people who live there – has a great deal to do with it. Bodrum. Thanks to our beautiful friends, Bahadir Berkaya and Chris Drum, …

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Now I know what an elephant feels like. After a very long gestation, the birth of my new novel is just two weeks away. Straddling the politics and history of Egypt, Israel, and Turkey, and set in one of the most turbulent periods of the 20th century, The Emerald Tablet is quite a ride! If …

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Dedicated.

Meaghan Wilson Anastasios

As much as I was joking about struggling to write my dedication in ‘The Emerald Tablet’, there was never any question about the people I’d be nominating. It was always going to be my just-about-perfect two children. The difficult bit was deciding how to phrase it. What do you think… too irreverent? Hope they like …

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Still meandering down memory lane. Couldn’t resist this one. The man referred to in yesterday’s post? Yeah, that’s him right there. What hope did I have? I’m only human, after all. At the end of our excavation season (yes, he was the dig romance that never ended), we clambered aboard one of the tiny wooden …

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