Campus novels!

Apparently they are back in vogue. When I wrote mine, I argued (unsuccessfully) with a number of editors and agents that the campus novel was never out of fashion. How could it be? A lot of us spend the best years of our lives at uni – or, at any rate, certainly some of theContinue reading “Campus novels!”

Review: ‘Wild Persistence’ by Katrina Naomi

(Seren Books, 2020) Do you read poetry? Do you read living poets? There is some great stuff being written at the moment, especially by women. Some of it is innovative in form; some uses rhyme and rhythm in novel ways; some of it is in prose. It is about day to day living, influences andContinue reading “Review: ‘Wild Persistence’ by Katrina Naomi”

The last ever Crabchurch History Talks!

If you are local to Weymouth in Dorset, the last ever Crabchurch History Talks are taking place this year and, as a special, this time only, extra there is to be a book fayre attached. My books will be there, on the the “Weymouth writers and friends” stall. The fayre is open from noon onContinue reading “The last ever Crabchurch History Talks!”

Tracy Chevalier speaks at Dorchester Literary Festival, 20 October 2019

Spent a very pleasant Sunday afternoon with Tracy Chevalier (and a sold-out Corn Exchange full of others) in Dorchester. She was talking about her latest book as a sort-of finale to the Literary Festival (the actual finale is an hour with Carol Ann Duffy in November). Chevalier lives locally. I’m not sure if she stillContinue reading “Tracy Chevalier speaks at Dorchester Literary Festival, 20 October 2019”

Actual face-2-facery! Tues 9 October

Yup – that’s next week. “I KEEP six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who.” (Kipling) This and other conversations: We will have books available to buy.

Wonders will never cease

My new novel, coincidentally entitled Wonders will never cease, will be available on Kindle on 2 December. You may pre-order it from Friday 24 November. Please share this information on all the social media sites you frequent. The whereabouts of the paperback is currently a bit of a mystery. But it too should be availableContinue reading “Wonders will never cease”

Poems : Corbyn

Two opportunities upcoming in October to enjoy fresh-minted poetry and music and support Corbyn, courtesy of the excellent Shoestring Press. See reproduced posters below for dates, times, poets reading etc – For some reason this second one won’t display as a proper poster – but click the link: it does work. To save those ofContinue reading “Poems : Corbyn”