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Book Launch Invitation

Tuesday 8th December The Feast of the Immaculate Conception and also launch day for my new book You are invited to join me at 5.30pm on Zoom If you have a question about the book or my writing that you'd like to ask during the session, please let me know when you...

God Was Bored

                                                                       The book you’ve been waiting for                                                                             (only you did not know it). God Was Boredis a thought-provoking thriller set in the...

All Change on the Euro front

So much is going on at the moment, anyone could easily forget that we are also in a process of leaving a bureaucracy that many have spent much of their lives within. Negotiating with the EU is never easy. But think for just a moment what it was like for George...

So who are the Beat Kids?

So, who are the Beat Kids?   It goes back to 1959 and the Great Clampdown. The Resistance, under the leadership of Mike Jazz, were getting cocky, daring to do things they had never done before. The authorities had no choice; they had to clamp down. Order must be...

The Stuff of Heroes: The Beat Kids

In a deliberate echo of the Cavern made famous by the Beatles, the youngest members of the Resistance have their own cavern, a series of them and really caves, deep below the surface of southeast London. This is the story of the Beat Kids from The Stuff of Heroes, a...

Why Write?

Why write when the world is in lockdown? Who will want to read while NHS workers and many others are putting in long hours to save our nation? What place do the frivolities of reading and writing have to play in such huge times of national uncertainty? Surely, all...

Social Media Shock

  It really threw me, the unpleasantness of it all. And the hatred. In fact, more than the hatred in itself, it was the rapidity with which that hatred came out that shocked me. I replied to someone on Twitter - we're not following each other, nor would I knowing...

Lessons Learned (About The World Around Us)

Do you remember the 'I told you so person' of your youth? Glasses worn half-way down the nose to increase the angle of condescension, exhibiting a remarkable ability to predict future mis-happenings after the fact. Other favourite sayings would be, "Did I not predict...

While it Rains

First rain in several weeks gives me time to pause and think. I've been neglecting certain things to pursue others. Now maybe it is time to redress the balance. Some of it is inevitable. I have a few business interests. They have needed my attention more than normal....

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