Jack is a writer and local blogger from my part of the country. He has a great new book out, and I am happy to feature it on this blog. Most of us know the date 1066 well, as the time of the Norman Conquest, and The Battle of Hastings. King Harold killed by an arrow in his eye, the Bayeux Tapestry, and the end of Anglo-Saxon rule in England.
But we rarely consider the events leading up to that drama, and that is what Jack has done, in his novel ‘Autumn 1066: The End Of Anglo-Saxon Dominance’. Jack takes the reader back to those times with his characters, and details of the hard life lived in this country. For anyone interested in history, especially the murky history of the 11th century, this looks like a great read indeed.
The book has received some excellent reviews on Amazon, and is available at a very good price too. Here’s a link.
And for anyone interested to learn more about Jack, here is his own short biography.
Jack Eason lived in New Zealand for forty-two years until 2000 when he returned to his birthplace in England. As far as he is concerned he will always consider himself to be a Kiwi. After military service in the 1960’s, he travelled the world, visiting exotic lands and making many friends. Now in his mid-sixties he is content to write and travel via the Internet. Besides writing novels and short stories, he contributes to his own blog “Have We Had Help?” Some of his short stories and numerous articles appear in the No: 1 online E-zine “Angie’s DIARY”. His literary interests include science fiction, history, both ancient and modern, and humorous tales like those written by his fellow writer Derek Haines, such as “HAL”. He lives in semi-retirement in his home town surrounded by his favourite books, ranging from historical fact to science fiction. His literary icons are J.R.R Tolkien, George Orwell, Arthur C Clarke and John Wyndham.
And this is a link to his own blog, where you can find out a lot more about his work.
Please check out the link to Jack’s new book, and see if it is something you would like to buy and read.