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Mark Guscin


Mark Guscin lives in the city of La Coruña (Northwest Spain), where he works as Head of International Relations at the City Council and runs a translation and interpretation agency together with his partner, Rocío Bernal (www.markguscin.com)


He holds a degree in Classics from the University of Manchester (United Kingdom), a Master’s degree in Medieval Latin and is currently working on his PhD at the University of London, researching Byzantine iconography and history.


He has published various books in English and Spanish, all on historical topics:

he first biography of General Sir John Moore in Spanish Moore 1761 – 1809, Arenas 2000.

The Oviedo Cloth, Lutterworth Press, Cambridge, 1998 (translated into Italian 2006).

The Burial Cloths of Christ, CTS, London, 2000.

The History of the Sudarium of Oviedo, Edwin Mellen Academic Press, 2004.

La Historia del Sudario de Oviedo, Ayuntamiento de Oviedo, 2006.

La Piedra el Destino, Historia y Leyenda, Ayuntamiento de La Coruña, 2006.

Lady Hester Stanhope, Reina de Oriente y Leyenda en La Coruña, Arenas 2008.

The Image of Edessa, Brill Academic Publishers, 2009.      


Mark has won two literary prizes: the “Floral Games” of Cartagena (Spain) in 2006 for an extended essay on the history of the city, and the Fernando Arenas Literary Award for his biography of Lady Hester Stanhope.  


All the Diamonds in the World is his first venture into the world of fiction; parts of the novel are based on his experiences while doing fieldwork for the academic books in Greece, Turkey and Rome. 


Apart from his PhD and writing activities, Mark is a keen Napoleonic re-enactor (he recently played the part of Sir John Moore on the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Corunna) and regularly gives talks on history all over the world.


Available from ArcheBooks Publishing:


All the Diamonds in the World, Mystery-Suspense



   ISBN(10) 1-59507-233-0

   ISBN(13): 978-159507-233-7


   ISBN(10) 1-59507-234-9



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