General Election 2019

In about 48 hours, the UK goes to the polls again. And not gonna lie – I’m knackered. But if you only read one paragraph of this, then please, please go vote. The issues facing this country right now are huge. Please take this opportunity to have your say, however uch the whole political process feels right now. As readers of this blog know, I’m likely to vote Green. Climate change: the defining problem of this century. One that is manageable and fixable – so long as we do something NOW. The longer we leave it, the harder and more…

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The Pursuit of William Abbey – available now!

Whooooo! New book! New book published new book! It’s in the UK, US and I think internationally available in English, with other languages coming. It’s also available in audio, read by the very excellent Peter Kenny. The official blurb is below… and it’s now available in all good and hopefully even a few perfectly average bookshops! South Africa, 1884. William Abbey, an English doctor, watches white colonists lynch a Zulu child. As the boy dies, his mother curses William: wherever he goes, the shadow of her son will follow him. It will never stop, never rest. It can cross oceans…

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S.M.A.S.H – November 23rd

Come join myself and a panel of awesome-sauce humans for an evening of, I’m hoping, chaos, arguments, wild non-sequiteurs and general high-jinks at the Barbican Library (one of the Best Libraries Ever) on November 23rd for S.M.A.S.H, hosted by the London Graphic Novel Network. We’re specifically gonna be tackling Dystopias, Reality and Censorship, and it should be loads of fun! More information and free tickets can be found here.

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William Abbey – publishes soon!

‘Tis nearly November 2019, which means…. The Pursuit of William Abbey will be out in all good bookshops – and ebook retaillers – and as an audiobook – soon! November 14th, whooooo! It’s the story of a doctor who, in 1884, is cursed for standing idly by while a barbaric injustice is committed. From that day on, wherever he goes, a shadow follows him, and if it gets too close, it’ll kill someone he loves. Unfortunately (as if that wasn’t frustrating enough), the closer it comes the more William knows the truth of people’s hearts, making him a very attractive…

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What I Learned Watching Criminal – Netflix

Criminal: UK Protocol is everything. If you have 30 seconds until the interview is over, you have 30 seconds, and that’s it. You do not cross that line. A lot depends on your solicitor. They are there to enforce protocol. Protocol is everything. Romance is a shy, tender thing. Any romance that goes beyond a cautious look between two officers is a matter of Great Controversy, for it has breeched protocol. Know how you’re doing well? When your interviewee shuts down into an emotional wall, encased in the sheer weight of logic and evidence from which there is no escape.…

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