Peter Jack Wiltshire – Loose Histories

 Offspring

Sweeping aside the bias and blatant invention in much of our inherited history, this novel is a re-imagining of the arrival of the ‘Great Army’ of Viking Danes in 9th Century Britain. The new perspective is achieved by looking through the eyes of a Danish sea-soldier and an educated Angle noblewoman. Both are propelled into the forefront of events by their natural gifts and by the the upheavals of their times.

Readers say:

‘very well written and thought-out. An accomplished piece of work …’

‘Wait for the powerful ending – it caught me off-guard.’ 

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 defective gods

In 1969, the builders of the M4 motorway unwittingly disturb the remains – and aspirations – of the chief engineer of Stonehenge who was buried close to the roadworks. Might the M4 remains be as mystifying in 4000 years as Stonehenge?

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History can neither be written nor read without bias – so say most of our contemporary historians.

But some claim we can test our understanding of past ideologies by experimenting with ‘what if’ creative writing.

So that is what I do.

And why am I qualified?

Because fifty years ago I was one of the army of engineers carving 1000 miles of motorway through the historic landscape of Britain, and I know just how insubstantial was the ideology supporting it.

And those who physically dig through the past cannot avoid the touch of their predecessors.

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