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Mark Patton

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Born in Jersey in 1965, Mark studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge, and completed his PhD at University College London. He was Curator of Archaeology at the Jersey Museum from 1990 to 1993, and has subsequently taught at the Universities of Wales, Greenwich and Westminster. He currently teaches with The Open University.

Mark's published work encompasses both non-fiction (archaeology, historical biography) and fiction. He is the author of three novels, "Undreamed Shores," "An Accidental King," and "Omphalos," all published by Crooked Cat Publications.

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Undreamed Shores

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My debut novel, Undreamed Shores, will be published by Crooked Cat Publications (http://www.crookedcatpublishing.com) later this year (launch date to be announced shortly).

Set in 2400 BC, the dawn of the Bronze Age, the age of Stonehenge, the novel tells the story of a young man's coming of age against the background of a rapidly changing society.

Swept off course by the tides at the end of his... Read more of this blog post »
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