Jules Watson, Historical Fiction Author

"Jules Watson has conjured up the mythic past, a
land of Celtic legend and stark grandeur. Readers
will find her world and characters fascinating and unforgettable." -
Sharon Penman, bestselling author of Devil's Brood

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RESEARCH BOOKS

CELTS - GENERAL

Academic classics:

The Celts by T. G. E Powell
The Celts by Nora Chadwick
The Ancient Celts by Barry Cunliffe

Easier reading:

The Pagan Celts by Anne Ross
The Gods of the Celts by Miranda Green
Celtic Goddesses by Miranda Green
Celtic Way of Life by The O’Brien Press, Dublin
Hillforts of England and Wales by James Dyer (Shire Archaeology series)
Britain and the Celtic Iron Age by Simon James and Valery Rigby
Celtic Warriors by W. F. and J. N. G. Ritchie (Shire Archaeology)

SCOTLAND’S CELTS and PICTS

Celtic Scotland by Ian Armit
Settlement and Sacrifice by Richard Hingley
The Age of the Picts by W. A Cummins
In Search of the Picts by Elizabeth Sutherland

Dunadd and Argyll
Dunadd: An Early Dalriadic Capital by Alan Lane and Ewan Campbell
Kilmartin: A guide to Scotland’s richest prehistoric landscape
(from the Kilmartin House Trust http://www.kilmartin.org)

DAILY LIFE

Wild Food by Ray Mears
Prehistoric Cooking by Jacqui Wood
Food and Cooking in Prehistoric Britain by Jane Renfrew (English Heritage)
Healing Threads: Traditional Medicines of the Highlands and Islands by Mary Beith
Plants and People in Ancient Scotland by C. Dickson and J. Dickson (Tempus)
Flora Celtica: Plants and People in Scotland by William Milliken and Sam Bridgewater (This huge book has everything that plants were ever used for in Scotland – food, dyes, medicines, housing etc.)
Heaven and Hearth: A seasonal compendium of women’s spiritual and domestic lore by Beverly Pagram

ROMAN BRITAIN

Roman Scotland by David Breeze
Agricola by Tacitus
Roman Britain by T.W Potter and Catherine Johns
Garrison Life at Vindolanda by Anthony Birley
Roman York by Patrick Ottaway
Roman Woman by Lindsay Allason-Jones
Britannia by Sheppard Frere
Roman Towns by Guy de la Bedoyere
Hadrian’s Wall: History and Guide by Guy de la Bedoyere
The Romans in Scotland by Gordon Maxwell
Roman Society by Donald Dudley
Londinium by John Morris
The Imperial Roman Army by Yann le Bohec
The Decline and Fall of Roman Britain by Neil Faulkner
The Gods of Roman Britain by Miranda J. Green

CELTIC BELIEF

Celtic Myths by Miranda Jane Green
Myths and Legends of the Celts by James MacKillop
The Quest for the Shaman by Miranda and Stephen Aldhouse-Green
Celtic Rituals by Alexei Kondratiev
Women of the Celts by Jean Markale
Scottish Fairy Belief by Lizanne Henderson and Edward J. Cowan
The Supernatural Highlands by Francis Thompson
The Sacred Cauldron by Tadhg MacCrossan
Celtic Lore by Ward Rutherford

CELTIC MYTHS AND TALES

The Mabinogion by Lady Charlotte Guest
The Children of Llyr by Evangeline Walton
Celtic by T. W. Rolleston
Old Celtic Romances by P. W. Joyce

IRELAND – HISTORY

Pagan Celtic Ireland by Barry Raftery
Irish Archaeology Illustrated edited by Michael Ryan
Ulidia: Proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales edited by J. P. Mallory and G. Stockman
Navan Fort by Chris Lynn

IRELAND – MYTH

Apart from the first two books below, which are recent, the others you probably need to get second-hand from somewhere like www.abebooks.com

The Lore of Ireland: An Encyclopedia of Myth, Legend and Romance by Daithi O hOgain
The Tain by Ciaran Carson
Irish Myths and Legends by Lady Gregory
The Tain by Thomas Kinsella
Irish Sagas edited by Myles Dillon
Cuchulain of Muirthemne (or Gods and Fighting Men) by Lady Gregory
Ancient Irish Tales edited by C. P. Cross and C. H. Slover

Rights queries: Russell Galen
at Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency

Publicity queries: Kathleen Rudkin
at Bantam Dell


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