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Bob Hyslop
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Retired but not quite out
Retired but not quite out

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‘Behind the Text’ 8 ‘CUBAN RUMMY’
‘Behind the Text’8 ‘CUBAN RUMMY’ Sucked into the maelstrom Hi, ‘ Cuban
Rummy’ was published in 2012,   Book 4 in sequential order, and set in 1957 Cuba, where the government is
being challenged by Marxist rebels under Fidel Castro. It has a strong opening...

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‘Behind the Text’ 40.
‘Tudor Turnabout’ / ‘Mutatis Mutandis’ Hi, ‘Mutatis Mutandis’ was started in 1971 when I abandoned my
M. Phil research into religious change in early Tudor London. It was revised,
enlarged, acquired extensive end-notes and published in...

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‘Behind the Text 39.
‘The Wanderer’9 : ‘Meeting Destiny’ Hi, This book is the ninth & last in ‘ The Wanderer’ saga and was developed   in two stages: Chapter 1 (started 24/11/93)
really an overhang from the catastrophic close to the previous book and the re...

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‘Behind the Text 38.
‘The Wanderer’ 8 : ‘Servants of Miklagard’ Hi, This book is the eighth in ‘ The Wanderer’ saga and is set in the Byzantine Empire (990-98) –
much changed from the relics of ancient Rome and now at its most powerful This
book was one of ...

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‘Behind the Text 37.
‘The Wanderer’ 7 : ‘The Wastes of Gadarike’ Hi, This book is the seventh in ‘ The Wanderer’ saga and is set in Russia (988-90) – then known as
Gadarike (‘the land of fortresses’).Chapter 1 was started in September 1998 but
the rest had ...

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‘Behind the Text 36.
‘The Wanderer’ 6 : ‘Swords for Sale’ Hi, This book is the sixth in ‘ The Wanderer’ saga and is set mainly in Finland (986-88), an area
possessing somewhat limited historical evidence as regards the bulk of the
population. Originally the...

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‘Behind the Text 35.
‘The Wanderer’ 5 : ‘Empty Triumphs’ Hi, This book is the fifth   in ‘ The
Wanderer’ saga and is set in the lands surrounding the Baltic Sea(985-86) –
an early title was ‘ The Swedish Sea’ .
It actually was the first part tackled – a sho...

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‘Behind the Text 34.
‘The Wanderer’ 4 : ‘Blood Feud’ Hi, This book is the fourth in ‘The Wanderer’ saga and is set in
Iceland (984-85). This meant an abundance of ‘historical’ evidence in the form
of the Icelandic Sagas. However, these were written down at ...

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‘Behind the Text 33.
‘The Wanderer’ 3 : ‘Isle Of Disorder’   Hi, This book is the third in ‘The Wanderer’ saga and is set in
Ireland (981-84) divided between the native Celts and Viking invaders (largely
based in Dublin, Wexford, Waterford, Cork & Limerick)...

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‘Behind the Text 32.
‘The Wanderer’ 2 : ‘Isle of Intrigues’   Hi The second book in ‘The Wanderer’ saga is very different
from its predecessor – if only because Ethelwulf the Wanderer and his followers
spend most of the time in the background It is really a...
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