GEOFFREY MONMOUTH – AUTHOR

I write historical novels which reflect my interests and passions which are similar to those of my mediaeval namesake, mixing history and fiction, religion, horses and Wales.

 

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Q&A with Geoffrey Monmouth

HISTORY

I have always loved history. My focus has been mainly on British history, but I may change it to that of other nations sometime. I cannot say I am especially wedded to any one period. I have started to take an interest in prehistory, because there are always so many exciting discoveries about our distant past.

DOES HISTORY MATTER?

The more we learn about our past, the better we can understand the present. A person without a memory is called an amnesiac. It is not a healthy condition. I think this applies to nations too. This should not lead to jingoism. Appreciating and celebrating our own quirks does not mean despising those of others.

WHY MIX HISTORY AND FICTION?

I enjoy writing fiction against a historical background, as the natural drama of major events enhances the personal dramas.

WRITING

Inspiration

I draw my creative inspiration from things I am interesting in and care about, as well as my many experiences of life – often giving characters some of my own characteristics.