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I'm a Scottish writer, addicted to reading and writing historical fiction.

My love of history was piqued during spells living and working close to both Hadrian's Wall and the Antonine Wall, sites of rich history winding back through thousands of years. The later Roman Empire and Byzantium hold a particular fascination for me.
I list many fine authors amongst my influences, including: Simon Scarrow, David Gemmell, Sam Barone, Conn Iggulden, Simon Turney, Bernard Cornwell, Ben Kane & Valerio Massimo Manfredi. I also enjoy reading and writing sci-fi and black comedy.

My Legionary series is set in the Eastern Roman Empire circa 376 AD and follows the adventures of the border legions as the empire begins to waver under the relentless crush of...more


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Gordon Doherty Paul wrote: "Thank you very much for the friends add.
Wish me luck on your goodreads giveaway :-)
Legionary  Viper of the North (Legionary, #2) by Gordon Doherty"


Most welcome, Paul. Fingers crossed for you on the giveaway - not long to go now ;)


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Paul Thank you very much for the friends add.
Wish me luck on your goodreads giveaway :-)
Legionary  Viper of the North (Legionary, #2) by Gordon Doherty


Gordon Doherty Lucinda wrote: "Dear Gordon,
I would like to thank you for being my friend here on GoodReads, and for acepting the request. I am looking forward to reading your work (which looks increadible!) and discussing books..."


Cheers Lucinda,

I look forward to chatting with you too. I'm hoping to have more time to really get involved in GoodReads in the next few months, so I'll see you on the forums and discussion boards.

Best,
Gordon


Lucinda Dear Gordon,
I would like to thank you for being my friend here on GoodReads, and for acepting the request. I am looking forward to reading your work (which looks increadible!) and discussing books and authors with you.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


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JoJo Look forward to reading your work. Thanks for the add. Have a wonderful week.


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