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Presentation for Historicon

In Military History
I’m currently busy working on my presentation for Historicon which as usual will be titled Osprey Insights: From Development to Latest Publications.Continue Reading
There is something very special about a sword. I’ve picked up a couple from different places and currently have one sitting behind my desk. It is very handy for difficult meetings. Anyway in July a new film is coming out that celebrates swords, sword-makers and sword-masters and it is fantastic. Reclaiming the Blade covers...Continue Reading

Ordering problems (part II)

In Military History
We are still having problems with our website which has resulted in customers in the USA and Canada not being able to order books. All of our books are currently being displayed as 'out of stock' for everyone in the USA and Canada. We are very sorry about this - the problem should be fixed on Monday.Continue Reading

Commemorating the Peninsular War

In Military History
Last week I attended a seminar at the Portuguese Embassy on the British and Portuguese role during the Peninsular War. The room was full of academics, military, government and interested parties from both countries drawn together to commemorate the contributions of both countries to the eventual defeat of Napoleon and France during the Napoleonic Wars.Continue Reading

John Keegan's A History of Warfare

In Military History
I’ve just finished re-reading John Keegan’s A History of Warfare (and I’m halfway through The Face of Battle), his comprehensive sweep through military action from the earliest records up to the first Gulf War which seeks throughout to challenge the work of Carl Von Clausewitz, as set out in On War that so came to dominate the thinking of military minds in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.Continue Reading

Win Historicon tickets!

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We have ten pairs of tickets for Historicon 2009 to give away to some lucky Osprey readers. To enter the competition just click here and follow the instructions.Continue Reading

Preparing for Historicon

In Military History
I’ve just finished the advert for the Historicon catalogue showcasing some of the titles I’ll be bringing over to the event.Continue Reading

Oxfordshire's Hidden Military Museum

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Last week I visited the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust (SOFO) an organisation that houses the archives and military memorabilia of three Oxfordshire regiments - the Oxfordshire OTC, Oxfordshire Yeomanry and Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (43rd and 52nd).Continue Reading

Historicon 2009 is coming...

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I know that it is a couple of months away but my thoughts are turning to Lancaster PA in July and Historicon. Soon it will be time to fly off to the heat of Pennsylvania for a busy few days showing our latest to the hordes that descend on the show and drinking the odd beer.Continue Reading

A Game of Thrones

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When it comes to fantasy fiction I'm extremely picky. Too many times the presence of elves, wizards and orcs has been an excuse for terrible dialogue and lame plots. I prefer 'realistic' fantasy where the characters and story grapple with situations and conflicts that ring true. And where they get to carry a big axe.Continue Reading

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