Linda Acaster has embarked on another short series of research blogposts taking in the northern isles of Orkney and Faroes, sitting out in the Atlantic Ocean north of Scotland.
[Research, eh? A likely story...]
Her intimation is that too many historical novels tend to dwell within their own time periods as if nothing existed or left its mark on the novel's 'present' and its characters.
She starts in Orkney, concentrating on the Neolithic megaliths that pre-date Stonehenge.
Faroe: Mountains, Fjords & Vikings