Here’s our very first post on the first page of a brand-new website launched to celebrate the output of Voreda Books. The fresh website we’ve made to replace an obsolete earlier version.
Somewhere readers may learn more about our small-but-perfectly formed imprint, specialising in quality publications and mainly Roman Britain. Not exclusively fiction, but especially the historical novels of Clive Ashman, where we’ve laid some exciting plans for future titles to follow.
Second to no-one in our enthusiasm for this long-gone era, but mature enough to concede – when familiar patterns of daily life in Roman Britain are examined more closely – that there’s an underlying darkness to this period.
A mysterious world of ancient weirdness and casual cruelty, where life was short and men or women put to fight or death for public entertainment. Yet the rule of law still held some sort of sway.
Join us for a journey into the past. Those curiosities we’ll share, as oddities from our own time unroll in parallel, providing some contrast. Making occasional offerings of personal observation along the way, as we look far across the centuries together and through a glass darkly. Remark on whatever serendipities and treasures we sometimes notice or stumble across.
So join us in this personal odyssey through the remnants of Britannia, as and where we find them…..