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The Houdini of Hounslow #shortstory #lifeinagrainofsand

Hounslow Boys’ Home 1931 ‘You ready?’ ‘I ain’t sure, Jim.’ ‘You comin’ or ain’t you?’ ‘I suppose. I just never done nuffin’ like this.’ ‘S’easy. Just grab the top of the wall.’ ‘Oi! What are you boys doing?’ ‘Oh cripes, … Continue reading

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The Sincerest Form Of Poetry #poetry #poem #booklaunch

Hi again. This is a cheek, of course but at last my first work of poetry will be on the shelves on 30th September. It’s 50 odd pages of high quality verse, from laugh out loud to grab the tissues. … Continue reading

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The Sincerest Form Of Poetry #poems #poetry

I have, at last decided to bite an awkward shaped bullet and publish some of my poetry. I have a title (see above), a cover (below) and enough poems to warrant its being called a ‘book’. Publication date is still … Continue reading

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Walking Into Trouble: An Extract

This is an extract from my forthcoming novel, Walking Into Trouble that will be available on 30th June. It’s a cracker… Part One Chipping Campden to Stanton – 10 miles Chapter One Peter “Where is he?” Martin Connolly peered back … Continue reading

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Walking Into Trouble #newbook #launch

This spring I’ve done something I really wondered if it would ever happen. I finished the first book I ever wrote and have punched and pummelled it into a state that it is not only fit to be published but … Continue reading

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Hmm…? Poetry?

I think I’ll nano this year. I’ve just launched the Second Harry Spittle book (oh come on, I know you know!) and book three is written and out for editing (launch early next year) so now is the time for … Continue reading

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Pearl Barley – The Background To Secular Exorcism #amwriting

I have been encouraged by some rash followers of this blog to consider writing a full length book with the main character being Pearl Barley, trainee exorcist who has appeared here several times already. I have begun to give into … Continue reading

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My Father And Other Liars is free!!

My second book is free from today for three days! Please click on the image for the link or go to my author page, here for a link to your own bookshop. Here is the blurb When British freelancer Maurice … Continue reading

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Splish Splosh, Here Comes The Sun #garden #betareaders #thelastwillofsvenandersen

Scotland, at Easter was dry and blue. Hereabouts it rather precipitated down and I came home to a small lake at the end of the garden, frogspawn on the lawn and the remnants of recent frosts apparent in some burnt … Continue reading

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Apprenticed To My Mother #amwriting #cover

As regular readers will know I penned a few stories about my mother which I decided to turn into a memoir – though some will say parts, especially the dialogue are more based on a true story, given no one … Continue reading

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