Monthly Archives: December 2014

Film Review – Exodus: Gods and Kings

Oh Ridley. You’ve gone and done it again. Why oh why do you have to be so darn inconsistent? You’re like that Katy Perry song – hot then cold, yes then no. For every Alien there is a Prometheus. For … Continue reading

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Christmas Presents! FREE E-BOOKS for five days only!

Since its Christmas, I have made three of my novels FREE for download on Kindle at Amazon – for five days only! This offer is available in all markets, so whatever part of the world you are from, check out … Continue reading

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My ten best films of 2014

2014 has proved an exceptionally difficult year to select just ten best films from. I considered a more gimmicky list to expand the field (eg 14 best films of 2014), but in the end decided to limit myself to only … Continue reading

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2014 in review

I hope this post doesn’t come off as smug and annoying, but I can’t help but feel a little pleased at what I’ve achieved from a writing perspective this year. I am the kind of writer who sets very clear, … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

I know there has been criticism in certain quarters regarding Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Hobbit. Yes, it could be argued that the films need not have been split into three. Yet I have not had the same problem with … Continue reading

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Film Review – Ida

If you fancy a spare, grim slab of stark monochrome minimalism to cut through the impending Christmas cheer, look no further than Ida, the new film from Polish director Pawel Pawlikoswki. Actually, I’m not sure if it’s still playing everywhere … Continue reading

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What age are my books aimed at?

I am writing this post somewhat under duress, as it is a response to repeated requests for me to provide a suggested readership age for the various novels I have published. I am reluctant to do this, because all children … Continue reading

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Film Review – Black Sea

The shadow of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre looms heavily over Black Sea – a fine piece of genre filmmaking that makes an efficient fist of the whole heist-crew-seek-gold-then-turn-on-each-other routine. There are other influences obviously, but Sierra Madre remains … Continue reading

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Christmas Present ideas: The Birds Began to Sing

With Christmas rapidly approaching, if you’re scratching your head for gift ideas, I have several novels available that might make good presents. Today’s suggestion: The Birds Began to Sing Intended Readership: Adults. The Birds Began to Sing is a mystery … Continue reading

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Christmas Present ideas: Children of the Folded Valley

With Christmas rapidly approaching, if you’re scratching your head for gift ideas, I have several novels available that might make good presents. Today’s suggestion: Children of the Folded Valley Intended Readership: Adults. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Children-Folded-Valley-Simon-Dillon-ebook/dp/B00LYR3NWK Here is the blurb from the back … Continue reading

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