12 June, 2015

The People's Book Prize, And Edward II Goes Rowing

My book Edward II: The Unconventional King has been nominated for the People's Book Prize!  If you've read and enjoyed it, please do considered voting for it here.  You just need to register on the website with an email address (it's extremely easy - just type in your name and email address, they'll send you a password via email, and back on the site you just enter your email address and the password and of course click on 'vote for this book'.  Done!).  You can vote for one book in the non-fiction category (and I'd be ever so grateful if you voted for mine...:), one in the fiction category and one in the children's category.

The Unconventional King will be released in paperback in the UK on 28 November 2015 or thereabouts, available on Amazon UK here, and in the US on 19 January 2016, available here on Amazon or here via the Book Depository.  We don't have a publication date for my book about Isabella of France yet, but round about early spring next year, most probably.

And finally, Tim Koch, who specialises in the history of the excellent sport of rowing, has just written a great blog post (citing my work extensively) about Edward II's love of rowing in particular and the outdoors in general.  Tim had always believed that rowing as a hobby (as opposed to doing it out of necessity) began in the 1760s, until he found my book and my blog and discovered that Edward was rowing for pleasure all the way back in the 1310s!  You see, I always told you that Edward II was centuries ahead of his time.  :-)

9 comments:

Kasia Ogrodnik said...

Congratulations, dear Kathryn! Wonderful news. Now off to voting and Tim Koch's post :-)

Kasia Ogrodnik said...

I already love it :-) I mean the post. "Splendid websites existing quietly on the Internet!". How very true, but not so quietly, not Edward :-)

Sami Parkkonen said...

Edward II, the right king for the 21st century! Unfortunately he was 760 years ahead of his time in reality.

Kathryn Warner said...

Thank you, dear Kasia! I agree; Edward was a lot of things, but not quiet :-)

So true, Sami!

Anerje said...

Congratulations! and richly deserved!

Kasia Ogrodnik said...

Kathryn, have you read this text, perchance? I would love to learn your opinion. The author is probably the same person, who wrote about Henry's coronation. The text had a few glaring errors. I was wondering how she coped with Edward and Isabella. Here's the link: https://e-royalty.com/articles/doth-this-marriage-prosper-edward-ii-and-isabella/

Kathryn Warner said...

Kasia, actually that's not a bad text - just read it quickly, but didn't notice any glaring errors.

Kasia Ogrodnik said...

I wish I could say the same about Henry's coronation text :-(

I know you are very busy, but what about the jewels story? And do you find it probable that Edward/Piers behaviour might have caught twelve-year-old Isabella's attention right from the very start and upset her? She was still a child after all.

Kathryn Warner said...

Agh, I hadn't spotted the jewels :( That's one of those annoying fake stories that looks as though it's going to be repeated for ever more :/