Firstly, welcome to all the new members of the conrois!
Hundreds of people have signed up, liked, followed, enlisted, and friended across my social media channels since I announced the St Patrick's Day giveaway of copies of The Earl Strongbow a few days ago. Hopefully you'll all hang around to hear me talk about the Normans in Ireland even if you haven't won a book on this occasion. Be assured, there will be more opportunities to get books over the next few months!
Secondly, thank you to everyone who took the time to share and spread the news about the giveaway - it really helps!
But there can be only ... four.
Three signed copies of my most recent work will go to new followers of my social media (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) while another was set aside for one of those who had been a follower beforehand.
The 'new' winners are: Claire Fraser, David Douglas and Karen Anderson with Martin Doheny winning the 'originals' competition.
Congratulations to all the winners. I'll send out your signed copies during the week.
2019 is a very special year. It is 850 years since Robert FitzStephen landed his army of 400 Normans, Welsh, Flemings, Bretons and Englishmen at Bannow Bay in County Wexford on Ireland's south coast. Those men could not have known how loud their actions would echo or for how long. So keep your ear to the ground for more news!