Tues. May 4th: Fishbourne Roman Palace

Well, it was a typical Bank Holiday here in the UK: after lots of sun over the previous two weeks, it duly got cloudy on Thursday. The rain followed, and most of the weekend was damp and cold. (It’s the same, or worse, in Ireland of course.) I spent the Saturday and Sunday at the wonderful Fishbourne Roman Palace near Chichester in Sussex, on the south coast. The Ermine Street Guard were in attendance, and however cold I felt, they must have been worse. As always, though, they were fantastic. And besides all the damp, I had a great time, met some very interesting people, and sold some books. My grateful thanks go to Phil Davies, Christine, the site manager, and all the staff who looked after me so well. I’m now looking forward to the Roman weekend in Dorchester, Dorset, on May 22nd-23rd, and hoping that the weather there will be better!

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  1. nicki
    Posted 17 May 2010 at 08:29 | Permalink

    This is a real comment! 😉
    Hi Ben, we met you at Fishbourne (in the rain) when we spoke about vets, Bridgnoth and Manda Scott amongst other things… You kindly signed your two books for me, I’m just finishing ‘The Silver Eagle’ and have been totally engrossed, so the ‘The Road to Rome’ can’t come soon enough!
    Perhaps we will catch up with you again sometime…
    Keep up the excellent work 🙂 Nicki

  2. benkane
    Posted 20 May 2010 at 08:28 | Permalink

    Hi Nicki! Great to hear from you. I’m delighted you’ve been enjoying the books so much. I was very excited to receive my first copy of The Road to Rome yesterday – but it’s still not out till August. Once I get my promo copies, I’ll do a competition to win a few. Good luck!

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