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That Moment… #heatwave #flies #hotellife #1976 #deadfliesandsherrytrifle

It’s been incorrigibly hot here recently and the flies have been dying in their dozens, usually between the secondary glazing and the windows. How do they get it? I’ve never understood musca domestica and its penchant to peg out in … Continue reading

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Reading All Night, All Day Writing….

In May 2014 I published my first book. Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle. This is set in 1976 and follows the exploits of Harry Spittle a 19 something university student, back home for the summer holidays after his first year. … Continue reading

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Free! Free! Free!

Yep it’s time to get free and all oozy and generous. There have been some whispers, little rumours sussurating slowly, hissing in the background like a sack of snakes mainlining salt and vinegar crisps but now, here they are… Free … Continue reading

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Heat And Flies

In many years of working I have yet to be sacked. I may have been lucky in that regard but I have been demoted, twice in the same job. Memories of the first of these backward steps came to me … Continue reading

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The Last Will of Sven Andersen – another teaser

During Nano, I’ve posted a few small extracts for the upcoming sequel to Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle. I thought you might like one or two more. Titled ‘The Last Will Of Sven Andersen’ the book is set int he … Continue reading

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To Nano or not to Nano #worksinprogress #amwriting

A couple of Nanos ago – if you don’t know what ‘nano’ is, it is shorthand for the National Novel Writing Month where people set themselves the challenge of writing a 50,000 word book during November – I started on … Continue reading

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Dead Flies And Sherry Trifle #sequel #secondsequel

  I’ve been a bit absent recently, mostly due to a rather spiffing holiday and some bloginertia that followed. But I haven’t been idle. Far from it. I’ve been writing and reading and writing some more. All of this is … Continue reading

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Cover Art #deadflieandsherrytrifle

My first book, Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle is now three years old. At the time I published it I still had a lot to learn. One aspect was the cover. I asked my nephew, whose career as an artist … Continue reading

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Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle

My book is being featured on Monday January 9th 2017 at http://www.BookPebble.com. Check it out if you are interested in a cracking read! It’s summer 1976 and hotter than Hades. Harry Spittle, nineteen, is back from University, aiming to earn … Continue reading

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BIG SUMMER BOOK BARGAINS #books

I’m rather late with this, for all sorts of reasons. You kindly helped me with my cover for my latest book Salisbury Square and it is now on pre-order with a launch on 31st July. To celebrate my fourth book … Continue reading

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