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On this page I explore my novels in more detail, delving into and looking more closely at the underlying themes, concepts and issues behind the stories. 

You can also read some of my short stories, poems and musings on the world and the people who live in it.

If you'd like to know more, please get in touch

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A very long autumn

I’ve struggled this autumn. This year has been full of uncapped highs and horrific lows. The summer was dismal where I live and, being...

Escape to the Yarden

Cicero claimed that “if you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” Out of sheer practicality I’d suggest attaching a...

Which MacGuffin are you?

I found out recently that the MacGuffin of a story is actually more complex and debated a concept than I’d previously thought...

Why I want to upset you

I launched my website and novel Beyond the Autumn on the first day of autumn this year, and for those of you who have kindly bought the...

El camino a Cusco

North of Lima there is a desert. It's not what you expect when you drive out of the city, even though they tell you it never actually...

Sonnet #none

Sweet, silent drops of serendipity The kin of dew upon the parchéd plain Have bid farewell to cold solemnity And ushered in the warmth again

The Question

Of course he'd been thinking about it before, for months and weeks and days before, but the nerves only really began to kick in when...

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