Victoria Whitworth read English at Oxford, where she was one of a tiny minority who chose to specialise in Anglo-Saxon (rather than flee, screaming). She followed this with an MA and D. Phil from the Centre for Medieval Studies in York, and a book (the snappily-titled Dying and Death in Later Anglo-Saxon England, Woodbridge 2004). She has worked as a lecturer, tour guide, artist’s model and EFL teacher, and she now lives on the island of Orkney. The Bone Thief andTraitor's Pit are the first two novels in her series about Wulfgar, a naive young cleric, written under the name VM Whitworth.
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