An Earthly Knight
is set in 12th century Scotland.
It was released by HarperCollins Canada in March, 2003, and HarperCollins New York in the spring of 2004. The
plot of the book was inspired by two very old ballads, "Tam Lin"
and "Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight." Ballads are songs that tell
Because I had never written a book set in the Middle Ages, I spent
about a year reading and researching before I started to write
An Earthly Knight, and I visited the Borders in the south east
of Scotland where the story is set.
I learned a lot about the Middle Ages. Here are some pages that explain more about aspects of the book: