An introduction to the book

On the Other Side of the Sky

A novel combining history, adventure, and more than a little touch of the arcane

There is no sound for the first 10 seconds or so. Do not adjust your set.

A video of a talk given to a small but select audience at Erasmus Darwin House on November 25, 2021.

Local historian Jonathan (“Jono”) Oates very kindly introduced me and acted as MC (sorry, his introduction wasn’t recorded). Mince pies and mulled wine were served, and a good time was had by all.

The camera is to one side, on account of audience placement, and the sound is pretty naff, even though I was using an external microphone.

The clean-up tools in iMovie have made the sound better than it was originally, but it’s still not great. Still, I think you can make out what I’m saying.

And then we had a Q&A session, which unfortunately didn’t go on as long as some of us would have liked, but it did continue informally as Jono and I signed books in the next room.

Again, no sound at start. Do not adjust your set.

Hope you find it interesting.