Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Lockdown


Leave it to Psmith is a new one for me - I'm usually a Jeeves and Wooster fan but there was a need for some novelty. I was reviewing a couple of titles from lockdown reading and got a bit grumpy with a couple of titles - who do I think I am!

Also the Structo blog published an interview about Little Flowers

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Little Flowers

This month my novel Little Flowers was published by Brigand. Here's a precis of the story.

"Convinced his life has been blighted by his neighbour’s building works, Guy Brown makes a complaint to the local authority. However, when his case is taken up by fanatical town planner Maclean, life changes completely, and not at first for the better. On a quest to uncover a mythical Master Plan that will stop all new developments in the borough, Maclean weaves his influence around  the whole community where he is opposed by corrupt councillors, vigilantes searching for a dog killer and his own incompetence. While Maclean drags Guy into his intrigues Guy stumbles upon a book that claims to record Saint Francis of Assisi’s battles against the Holy Inquisition, and a werewolf. Even there he finds disturbing parallels."

For a flavour, here's the first chapter read by me:




Saturday, 13 July 2019

The man in the wilderness broadcast on Radio 4


My story 'The Man in the Wilderness' was read as part of Radio Four's Opening Lines series in 2006.



Clive Swift's voice was perfect - my story is (probably) a bit too sentimental but without that I guess it wouldn't have been picked up. I like the bit where the narrator is fixated by his neighbour sunbathing.