Entries by Michael Wills

Historical Novel Society Review of “Children of the Chieftain: Banished”

Read the Historical Novel Society Review of “Children of the Chieftain: Banished” at http://michaelwills.eu/children-of-the-chieftain/children-of-the-chieftain-banished/readers-reviews/

Ingvar the Far Travelled

Returning to England from Sweden with my notebook full of ideas for my next Viking story and my camera memory almost full with pictures of rune stones, artefacts and historical sites, I had a wait for my BA flight in Terminal 3 at Stockholm airport. The mind of a researcher is always enquiring and I […]

Backwards and Forwards

As a wordsmith I have always been fascinated by quirky things about words. It was fun to compete with my school friends to find words which were spelled the same forwards and backwards. For example, civic, level, refer, solos. The real challenge was to find whole sentences which read the same forwards and backwards. In […]

The Island of Dunkirk Spirit

Here’s an article I wrote for Isle of Wight County Press, published on 22nd May, about how the Island’s little ships and their brave crews played their part in snatching some sort of victory from the jaws of defeat. (click on image for the full article)