Kate Allan

The online diary of Kate Allan, author

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Happy Easter - enjoy some mosaics!

Alex Bordessa writes that she's been mosaic making, so this is a flimsy excuse to post a couple of pictures from the Bardo museum in Tunis, which I visited at the end of January. Probably at least 1,000 mosaics in this museum, rooms and rooms of them, up to the 5th century - and I was most interested to see early Christian mosiacs... so as it's Easter I've posted:

  • a mosaic tomb
  • an example of an early Christian mosaic


The Lady Soldier has appeared on amazon, but the title is slightly wrong so I've submitted a correction request. I've just finished a short scene for BIRDS set in a greenhouse and I want to get some more done today before other writing tasks take over - I need to sign and send off the contract for Lincoln Book Festival and book my hotel there. Get The Lady Soldier galleys photocopied and posted to several places for reviews. And I need to write my talk I'm giving next weekend at the International Napoleonic Fair.


  • At 1:42 pm, Blogger Alex Bordessa said…

    What a treat! Thank you Kate. In Britain either we didn't have mosaic tombs, or none have survived. Don't know if any tesserae have been found in Roman cemeteries but will keep my eyes open.

    When are you speaking at the Lincoln Book Festival? And good luck with the Napoleonics! My re-enactment group will be with them at Bolsover in May. Our group leader has exhorted us scruffy late Romans to be as 'sexy' as possible since we've got huge competition with those tight breaches as worn by the Napoleonics. Ummm. Battle lost already I suspect.

  • At 5:33 pm, Blogger Tess said…

    Kate - thanks for posting those cool photos! And for letting us know about Alex's blog :-)

    Hope Amazon fixes the title for The Lady Soldier quickly.

    Happy Easter :-)

  • At 9:22 pm, Anonymous Olga said…

    Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing. Have fun at Napoleonics and the Lincoln Book Festifal! And
    Happy Easter!

  • At 7:19 pm, Blogger Kate Allan said…

    Remind me to take my camera to get lots of the photos of the breeches next weekend. Good point. :)


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