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R.S. Pyne

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Now based in rural West Wales, R. S. Pyne is a freelance science writer/geoscience researcher with a PhD in Micropalaeontology from the University of Aberystwyth. She used to be an Iron Age Celt (not in a previous life; as a member of Prytani - The Iron Age Celtic reenactment society)and has a good appreciation of the weaponry of this period. Getting hit in the face repeatedly with a shield boss tends to do this to people and perhaps explains a lot. Non writing interests include growing carnivorous plants and orchids, Muay Thai kickboxing and cryptozoology


A month ago, my current work in progress was 16,500 words. It is now at 40,000+ and still not finished. This tale of a kung-fu fighting grandmother from the Rhondda Valley might turn into a novel after all.

Part of the "research" for this involved making Bara Brith. That is my excuse anyway - when I'm not writing, I am up to my eyes in bread flour and fresh yeast. Glad to say - the speckled brea... Read more of this blog post »
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Centurion's Choice
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Death Under the Eagle
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