Hello! My name is Michael A Harvey and I've been telling this story in one form or another for many years to people of all ages all over the world. Then I realised that I can only be in one place at a time so I decided to write it down. I hope one day you might hear me tell it but, in the meantime, here is Pig Boy for you. He'll be in the shops around the end of the year but I will be giving away chunks of the story between now and book launch day. Sign up using the form above to start hearing more about Pig Boy!
You think you’re probably about fourteen but you’re not sure. One day there’s a knock at the door and you’re told you’re not who you think you are. You turn out to be some kind of prince and your step-mother wants a word with you. Oh, yes – and you’re real name is ‘Pig Boy’. […]
Mabinogion or Mabinogi? So which is it? The short and confusing answer is – both. The Mabinogion or Mabinogi are a collection of stories collected together in the Middle Ages around eight hundred years ago. The Mabinogion usually refers to the whole collection within which there are four separate ‘branches’ of related stories called the […]
Norse mythology is closer than you think. If you speak English you summon the old Norse gods every time you say the words Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Tyr is the one handed god of war. Odin is the one-eyed all father who hung on the world-tree in order to win wisdom. Thor is the […]
There are several versions available of the Welsh myth ‘The Mabinogion’ but Hugh Lupton’s is strikingly effective. For Mabinogion geeks like myself the texts as they have come down to us in modern Welsh and English translations are a mine of wonder and magic about the soul of the country where I live. However, for […]