Stories All the Way Down by G. M. Baker

G. M. Baker
Serializing an historical novel, The Wistful and the Good, and accompanying commentaries.
Created 01 Mar 2021
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  • Evidence, Interpretation, and Romance
    10 Jan 2022 • 6 min read
    This is one of a series of commentaries on the historical background and literary issues raised by my serialized novel, The Wistful and the Good. You can follow both the novel and the commentaries on ...
  • The Wistful and the Good, Chapter 6
    08 Jan 2022 • 17 min read • 1 0
    Attor has ordered a formal feast to join his Anglish people to Leif and his Norsk crew in the bonds of hospitality. Will they agree to eat and drink together? It is the task of the lady of the hall to...
  • Credibility, Reason, and Dragons in the Sky
    03 Jan 2022 • 8 min read
    This is one of a series of commentaries on the historical background and literary issues raised by my serialized novel, The Wistful and the Good. You can follow both the novel and the commentaries on ...
  • The Wistful and the Good, Chapter 5
    01 Jan 2022 • 10 min read • 1 0
    So far, the Norse ship Elswyth saw has landed and she has met Leif who is trying to raise a ransom for his kidnapped father by selling Christian holy books, and Eric, whose interest in her is anything...
  • An integral world of physical and spiritual properties
    20 Dec 2021 • 7 min read • 0 4
    This is one of a series of commentaries on the historical background and literary issues raised by my serialized novel, The Wistful and the Good. You can follow both the novel and the commentaries on ...
  • The Wistful and the Good, Chapter 4
    18 Dec 2021 • 12 min read • 1 1
    So far, the Norse ship Elswyth saw has landed and she has met Leif who is trying to raise a ransom for his kidnapped father by selling Christian holy books — a singularly unfortunate choice so soon af...
  • Lindisfarne and the Discovery of the Vikings
    13 Dec 2021 • 5 min read
    This is part of a series of commentaries on the historical background and literary issues raised by my serialized novel, The Wistful and the Good. You can follow both the novel and the commentaries on...
  • The Wistful and the Good, Chapter 3
    11 Dec 2021 • 15 min read • 1 0
    So far, Elswyth has spotted a Norsk ship, and Edith has feared that she will lose her children? Missed something? Get caught up using the index page. Leif, son of Harrald, stood in the prow of his shi...
  • The Meaning of Slavery in Anglo-Saxon England
    06 Dec 2021 • 10 min read • 1 1
    This is the second in a series of commentaries on the historical background and literary issues raised by my serialized novel, The Wistful and the Good. You can follow both the novel and the commentar...
  • The Wistful and the Good, Chapter 2
    04 Dec 2021 • 15 min read • 1 1
    In Chapter 1, Elswyth spotted a Norsk ship, but was it traders and old friends or raiders such as those who had recently sacked the monastery at Lindisfarne? Missed something? Get caught up using the ...
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