Author Archives: Daniel

About Daniel

Writer & Musician

Earth God Risen by Alan Richardson

As a master story-teller and crafty novelist, Alan Richardson is the right voice to revisit the legend with its entwining tendrils of history and mythology.  And this particular story becomes all the more prescient as it is told through a … Continue reading

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The Testament of Merlin by Théophile Briant (trans. Gareth Knight)

Myrddin is the beloved legendary wizard that has come down to us through the British and French Arthurian legends as well as a smattering of mediaeval Welsh poets. Amalgamated from these many diverse strands, he stands before us as a … Continue reading

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A Chest of Viols: A Brief Introduction to English Viol Consort Music

As a cellist and guitarist I have always thought the perfect instrument to be the Viola da Gama, a gut-fretted instrument tuned like a guitar but played like a cello. As with most aficionados my introduction to the instrument came … Continue reading

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Who the Hell is Jan Karon? Books and the Temporality of value

Like many bibliophiles I’m well acquainted with all the nooks and crannies by which one might come across used books at a bargain. Indeed, my house is well insulated with walls of books mostly found at jumble shops, thrift stores, … Continue reading

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Gareth Knight’s ‘Son of Hermes’

Beginning in November 2015, Gareth Knight posted a series of blogs under the heading  ‘Son of Hermes.’ Part one is reprinted below and you can read the following instalments at the Gareth Knight Blogspot page. Skylight Press has published various new … Continue reading

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The Curve of the Land: Review by Kevan Manwaring

The Curve of the Land: Diana Durham – a review By Kevan Manwaring This thin novel by American-based British writer Diana Durham is weighty with ideas – like narrow uprights supporting the monumental capstone of a cromlech. It charts a contemporary … Continue reading

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Videos by Skylight Authors (Part I)

Here is a smattering of reading and interview videos from our literary authors.  Happy browsing…. Iain Sinclair Rikki Ducornet Will Alexander Pierre Joris Garry Craig Powell Basil King Diana Durham Richard Froude Margaret Randall Hugh Fox Dee Sunshine     … Continue reading

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