The author reading an extract from The Genes of Isis on 16th May
2013.  Assyrian Gallery, Bristol Museum.




Bristol Festival of Literature

Bristol Writers Group
British Fantasy Society
Chronicles Network
Tangent Books
Past & Present Press

Fisher of Men

John Cabot’s crew was an escape for me. It’s 1497, and I’m on his ship, seeking the new lands of the Americas. But also on board are the Black Monks and they scare me.
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October 29th 1618. The scene is Raleigh’s Walk, and the Bloody Tower, just by Traitor’s Gate, where step by step, Raleigh walked his life and times, and pondered his great mistake.
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The Caravan

Uriah leads his Tuareg tribe on their traditional caravan route through the High Atlas Mountains. As they breach the Sa-ha-ra, the mysterious unseen influence of a desert djinn begins to affect Uriah’s sanity.
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The Fool of Abbots Leigh

Summer 1348, Bristol. I’m a medic and an Augustinian monk. The Abbot has sent me to heal the people of the plague. Across the gorge, there’s a fool, who’s counting numbers, and I don’t know why.
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The Sand Stone Keep

This is a cave story about a cave-dweller. It was written to be read out in the atmospheric Redcliffe Caves in Bristol during the 2012 Bristol Festival of Literature.
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Prisoners in Paradise

This is an extract from a longer story about Kaspar’s summer visit to Kaliningrad province, a Russian enclave. Kaspar’s there to learn botany, but through Edouard, his guide, he discovers a whole lot more about life.
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Copyright: Justin Newland, 2013.