George, an intelligent engineer

George and I are back home in Castle Marsh after our five day trip to southern Gaul.  It was a fascinating and, at times, scary trip.  George flew us round the castle as we got lower in the sky, preparing to land, and he told me afterwards he’d been trying to work out which landing […]

Ludo, the Pirate King

With George’s help, I have managed to rendezvous with Ludo, formerly King of Castle Marsh, now just a pirate.  He sent a message to meet him at the Isle de Giens, in the Central Sea south of Gaul, on the coast to the east of a major port there.  George spoke to his flying friends […]

Kira, adventurer in birth, marriage, life and death

We are at Castle Marsh, in a room in the south-east of the castle, looking out over the marshes.  Silvery streams break up the sea of susurrating stems.  Small birds fly across the streams every now and then and disappear back into the reeds. Someone seems to be reeling in a fishing line for hours […]

Fred talks about castles, Galileo and George

Fred sits casually at one side of the sofa, watching me carefully, occasionally chewing on something as if he’s concentrating very hard.  Is this what he does when he’s Thinking, I wonder? “I’ve never been interviewed before,” he explains. “Thank you for sending me the list of questions.  Do I have to answer them as […]