David Gibbins is the author of seven previous historical adventure novels that have sold over two million copies and are published in twenty-nine languages. He taught archaeology, ancient history and art history as a university lecturer, before turning to writing fiction full-time. He is a passionate diver and has led numerous expeditions, some that led to extraordinary discoveries of ten-thousand-year-old artefacts. "
" David divides his time between England and a farm and wilderness tract in Canada where he does most of his writing. "
We had a very memorable late afternoon visit over the weekend in Wiltshire to West Kennet Long Barrow, one of the... https://t.co/fGAQAtsRh7
by @GibbinsDavid - 2 days ago
A very exciting day - we found the wreck of HMS Anson this afternoon, off Low Bar in Cornwall. In this photo you... https://t.co/bVzrGr1HrE
by @GibbinsDavid - 7 days ago
A beautiful sunset at Gunwalloe in Cornwall following a dive there two days ago. This is one of those places that... https://t.co/ktNeA5hv0T
by @GibbinsDavid - 11 days ago
I'm delighted to show the hardback of my new novel TESTAMENT, a few weeks prior to its publication in the UK.... https://t.co/oAD0Uwl1Kh
by @GibbinsDavid - 13 days ago
@ParmenionBooks @headlinepg Thanks so much Robin!
by @GibbinsDavid - 22 days ago
DavidGibbinsAuthor - 2 days ago
We had a very memorable late afternoon visit over the weekend in Wiltshire to West Kennet Long Barrow, one of the monuments within the Avebury World Heritage Site that includes Avebury stone circle itself as well as Silbury Hill and many barrows and other features in the surrounding landscape. You can see Silbury Hill in the first of these photos, in the distance beyond the barrow entrance, and in the second photo you can see the interior of the tomb with its four side chambers and terminal chamber at the end, where my daughter is standing. The tomb - one of the largest and most impressive Neolithic tombs in Britain - was begun about 3600 BC, so about 1,000 years before the Great Pyramid at Giza, and really these monuments at Avebury are as impressive as anything in Egypt or elsewhere. They're certainly enigmatic - the barrow was clearly for burials, though in what way and for whom may never be known, and the meaning of Silbury Hill (which does not contain a burial) and Avebury stone circle remain as contentious as ever.
DavidGibbinsAuthor - 7 days ago
A very exciting day - we found the wreck of HMS Anson this afternoon, off Low Bar in Cornwall. In this photo you can see me touching one of the cannons for the first time. Anson was a Royal Navy frigate sunk during a terrible storm in 1807. Touching this gun was a bit of a Jack Howard moment - I felt very close to the ship and her crew, many of whom lost their lives at this spot. The site is usually deeply buried in sand and we were very lucky to see this gun, which has probably been buried again by now as the tide has come in. For more pictures see Cornwall Maritime Archaeology
DavidGibbinsAuthor - 11 days ago
A beautiful sunset at Gunwalloe in Cornwall following a dive there two days ago. This is one of those places that feels like the edge of the world - the next stop as the crow flies is the northern coast of South America. Somewhere off this headland allegedly lies a huge treasure in Spanish silver. We haven't found that yet, but we have found many fascinating artefacts in these waters that have helped to inspire my novels. More on that soon!
DavidGibbinsAuthor - 13 days ago
I'm delighted to show the hardback of my new novel TESTAMENT, a few weeks prior to its publication in the UK. I'll be posting more about this novel soon, including the publication dates next year of the UK paperback, the US hardback and paperback and international editions. Watch this space!
DavidGibbinsAuthor - 23 days ago
We've just set up a new Facebook page called Cornwall Maritime Archaeology to report on our shipwreck discoveries off the coast of England. I'll continue to post here on my author page just as much as I've always done on our most interesting finds, with lots of images of wrecks and other discoveries that have a close bearing on the research for my novels. The new page will contain more photos and details of finds, and will include posts from others in our research group.
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