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A Major Literary Announcement

‘I was moved to tears by the beauty of the prose’  Martin Amis ‘If there’s been a better book than this all year, I’ve yet to see it’ Kazuo Ishiguro ‘Where did I put my reading glasses?’  JK Rowling These … Continue reading

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Exciting News!

I’m happy to be able to report two pieces of good news from among my writing friends in recent days. First of all I received the latest instalment in the adventures of Beckett Bramble by Stephen Begg, who I interviewed … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview

In the immortal words of Kate Bush, It’s in the trees! It’s coming! Yes, my next smash hit literary sensation will be out soon – this month if all goes according to plan. In the meantime I know there are … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday

To me! Well it was earlier this month actually, but I have received a belated and unexpected present in the form of a big box from the publishers Amberley. They published my collection of first-hand accounts from the Battle of … Continue reading

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Origins of Sayings

This posting refers to a specifically British custom that I’m afraid might not mean a lot to readers in America. On November the Fifth for several centuries we have marked the foiling of a plot by oppressed and disaffected Catholics … Continue reading

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