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    Hagia Sophia: The Architecture of Aspiration Hagia Sophia: The Architecture of Aspiration

    Hagia Sophia: The Architecture of Aspiration

Hagia Sophia: The Architecture of Aspiration

Turkey has just been awarded the 2014 Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice award as the #1 place tourists want to visit. Istanbul was voted the top travel destination, outranking Rome, Paris, New York, and London. In 2013 Turkey was already the sixth most visited country, with 35 million visitors.

By |May 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off
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    Virtual Book Tour! Virtual Book Tour!

    Virtual Book Tour!

Virtual Book Tour!

From 13th March to April 17th, The Eagle and the Swan is on a virtual book tour! Please join Carol Strickland as she tours some of the best historical fiction book blogs, which will host reviews, interviews and giveaways. If you’re on Twitter, you can follow all the events and reviews via the hashtag #EagleandtheSwanTour.

By |March 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off
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    Free Enhanced Preview Launched! Free Enhanced Preview Launched!

    Free Enhanced Preview Launched!

Free Enhanced Preview Launched!

We’re pleased to announce the launch of a free, enhanced edition of Carol Strickland’s historical novel, The Eagle and the Swan.

By |February 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off
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    The Eagle and the Swan will be available on Amazon for $0.99 for just one week! The Eagle and the Swan will be available on Amazon for $0.99 for just one week!

    The Eagle and the Swan will be available on Amazon for $0.99 for just one week!

The Eagle and the Swan will be available on Amazon for $0.99 for just one week!

From the 22nd to the 28th January, Carol Strickland’s captivating historical novel, The Eagle and the Swan, will be available to purchase on Amazon.com for just $0.99 (an 81% discount on its current price of $5.00).  

By |January 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off
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    Sex and the City (Constantinople) Sex and the City (Constantinople)

    Sex and the City (Constantinople)

Sex and the City (Constantinople)

Thanks to a 1996 essay by Claudine Dauphin, I can say with certainty that sex (along with religion) was an overriding obsession in sixth-century Constantinople, the setting for my novel The Eagle and the Swan.

By |January 14th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off
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    The Eagle and the Swan Launch Party! The Eagle and the Swan Launch Party!

    The Eagle and the Swan Launch Party!

The Eagle and the Swan Launch Party!

A party celebrating the launch of The Eagle and the Swan was held on the 22nd November.

By |December 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off
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    A Personal Confession A Personal Confession

    A Personal Confession

A Personal Confession

Early on, I thought of calling my novel True Confessions, since much of it is couched as confession to my fictional monk, Fabianus. Now I confess that part of the impetus behind writing The Eagle and the Swan—to give voice to a misunderstood woman, Empress Theodora of sixth-century Constantinople—derived from an autobiographical source.

By |November 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off
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    The Eagle and the Swan Launches! The Eagle and the Swan Launches!

    The Eagle and the Swan Launches!

The Eagle and the Swan Launches!

Following the pre-release of the first four instalments of the story, Erudition is pleased to announce that the complete edition of The Eagle and the Swan is now available for purchase.

By |November 11th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off
  • “Judgment of Paris” Mosaic from Antioch (Roman Syria), 115-150 CE, Musée du Louvre
    The Byzantine Empire: Twilight of the Roman Empire, Dawn of a New Age The Byzantine Empire: Twilight of the Roman Empire, Dawn of a New Age

    The Byzantine Empire: Twilight of the Roman Empire, Dawn of a New Age

The Byzantine Empire: Twilight of the Roman Empire, Dawn of a New Age

In a truly byzantine turn of events, the exhibition of 170 glorious objects scheduled to open at Washington D.C.’s National Gallery of Art has been shuttered by the government shutdown.

By |October 10th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off
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    The Legacy of Eve The Legacy of Eve

    The Legacy of Eve

The Legacy of Eve

There’s actually something called “the great man theory of history”. True, it was first floated by the British writer Thomas Carlyle in the 1840s, so it’s not exactly cutting-edge news. Carlyle decided world history was determined not by social, economic and political forces but by outstanding men