Carla Nayland

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Carla Nayland

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Carla Nayland writes historical fiction set in Britain in the period between the Roman occupation and the Norman Conquest (5th to 11th centuries AD), and fiction set in an invented world loosely based on medieval and Renaissance Britain. Carla Nayland has a lifelong interest in history and archaeology and considered doing a degree in the subject in her spare time, until deciding it would be much more fun to explore it in historical fiction instead. Historical fiction is more absorbing to write than a research paper, because it requires imagining a past society in all its detail, and requires the author to make choices and follow up the consequences. The result is also rather more enjoyable to read than a thesis.

She has degrees in Natural Sc

December recipe: Stollen


Stollen is a fruit bread from Germany, traditionally associated with Christmas in the same sort of way as mince piesare associated with Christmas in Britain. My recipe is based on one given me by a friend of a friend some years ago, modified in various ways since. I particularly like the approach of filling the bread with a thin spiral layer of marzipan like a Swiss roll, rather than t Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.29 · 51 ratings · 16 reviews · 2 distinct works
Paths of Exile

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Ingeld's Daughter

4.33 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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“War is not glorious. War is hell. The only reason for fighting it is to
achieve some good end that cannot be achieved by any other means.”
Carla Nayland, Ingeld's Daughter

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21077 All Things Medieval — 518 members — last activity Feb 01, 2020 12:49PM
where people can talk about anything and everything Medieval from known historical figures to life and times of the period to favorite authors of the ...more
2196 European Royalty — 1552 members — last activity Feb 23, 2020 02:01PM
This is a group for anyone who enjoys fiction and non-fiction books about European royalty and history in general. We have a wide variety of discussio ...more
1913 Ancient World — 463 members — last activity May 11, 2021 05:27PM
For those who love books about the pre-Christian era. Anywhere. Group is new and welcomes all comers, and ideas.
1218 The Next Best Book Club — 21898 members — last activity May 12, 2021 02:47PM
Are you searching for the NEXT best book? Are you willing to kiss all your spare cash goodbye? Are you easily distracted by independent bookshops, bi ...more
13170 The Plantagenets — 383 members — last activity Jun 21, 2020 10:53AM
This is a group for those who enjoy reading nonfiction and fiction about one of England's most fascinating dynasties. Discuss the Plantagenet kings, t ...more
30889 Q&A With Susan Higginbotham — 64 members — last activity Apr 08, 2013 09:13PM
A chance to ask me questions about my novels and the history behind them.
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T.D. McKinnon Thank you, Carla, for accepting my friend request. I hope 2012 is a great year for you.

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