Quang Trung, the Emperor Who United a Country.

Highlighting Historical Romance: Mike Lord tells us about the emperor. I came to Vietnam in 1997 to work on a poverty reduction project in a mountainous province about 150 miles from Hanoi. I wanted to read as much of the history as I could find in English of the country in which I was working, […]

Lion Rock and Its Frescoes

Highlighting Historical Fiction: Mike Lord Today we have something a little different. Mike Lord’s Sinagiri is set in fifth century, and involves some remarkable frescoes discovered at Sigiriya (or Lion Rock), an ancient rock fortress and palace complex. Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, has a lurid history and a lot of which was unknown until the […]