The literary life of EDWARD JAMES, author,reviewer, occasional poet and former pension adviser to the government of Kyrgyzstan

Blood, Ice and Honour

My latest page is not another piece of autobiography – it’s set in the 15th century!

It was inspired by a holiday I spent in Greenland looking for remains of the lost Viking colony, of which there are quite a lot.  Greenland is a place you must visit once in a lifetime.  Nor is the name a lie; the west coast is dazzlingly green, greener than Ireland, even if most of the island is covered in ice.

I wrote the story some time ago and it was was runner up in a competition organised by the National Association of Writers’ Groups.  I was moved to post it on my blog to join in Helen Hollick’s ‘Nautical Blog Hop’, http://ofhistoryand kings.blogspot.com

The last written records of the Norse Greenlan...

The last written records of the Norse Greenlanders are from a 1408 marriage in the church of Hvalsey – today the best-preserved of the Norse ruins. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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