Monthly Archives: July 2015

Film Review – Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation

Ethan Hunt and gang are up to their usual espionage high jinks in Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation. These are, it must be said, rather entertaining high jinks; certainly on a par with the last instalment, Ghost Protocol. Director Christopher … Continue reading

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Film Review – Inside Out

“Sad is happy for deep people” said Sally Sparrow, in the memorable Doctor Who episode Blink. It’s safe to say Sally Sparrow would wholeheartedly approve of the immensely poignant new Pixar movie Inside Out, which, in a way, is all … Continue reading

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Download The Birds Began to Sing FREE – for five days only

For five days only, you can download my novel The Birds Began to Sing absolutely FREE from Amazon. The Birds Began to Sing is a mystery novel inspired by the likes of Agatha Christie, Daphne Du Maurier and Sir Arthur … Continue reading

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Guest post on From Sand to Glass: Rebellion, Religious Oppression and Abuse of Power

This week, fellow author Martin Willoughby has very kindly allowed me to write a guest post promoting my work on his blog. You can check out the article here. What follows is a shorter, modified version of the post on … Continue reading

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Film Review – Ant-Man

Although Ant-Man is a deliberately smaller scale entry in the Marvel Universe, it arrives with large scale expectations given the troubled production history. Original director Edgar Wright left the project citing “creative differences” – a term which covers a multitude … Continue reading

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Download Children of the Folded Valley FREE – for five days only

To celebrate the first anniversary of the release of my most successful novel to date, for five days only, you can download Children of the Folded Valley absolutely FREE from Amazon (see link below): AMAZON LINK Here is the blurb … Continue reading

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Typecasting writers

It is interesting how many famous authors that were largely known for one type of writing were upset about that fact, and wanted to be known for their other works too. For example, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle became infuriated with … Continue reading

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Film Review – Amy

It is perhaps understandable that many will be put off watching Amy, given both the potentially depressing subject matter and controversy surrounding this riveting documentary on singer Amy Winehouse from Senna director Asif Kapadia. Yet although Amy is, at one … Continue reading

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Title Trouble

Naming books is a notoriously tricky business. How do you come up with something catchy, appropriate and memorable? Often it can feel harder than writing the novel itself. I recently finished the second draft of my most recent novel, a … Continue reading

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Film Review – The New Girlfriend

A difficult one this. On the one hand, the less you know about Francois Ozon’s The New Girlfriend the better. On the other hand, it is impossible to talk about the themes in any detail without getting into major spoilers. … Continue reading

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