Monthly Archives: November 2016

Film Review – A United Kingdom

A United Kingdom, Amma Asante’s fact-based drama about the controversial marriage between Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams, flirts with Oscar-bait “worthiness”, but on the whole is a solid, absorbing piece of work. Expect nominations for David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike. … Continue reading

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Download Love vs Honour FREE – for five days only!

For five days only, you can download Love vs Honour for FREE from Amazon Kindle! I wrote Love vs Honour almost ten years ago and sat on it for some time, as it lay outside my usual genre fiction writing. … Continue reading

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Download Dr Gribbles and the Beast of Blackthorn Lodge FREE – for five days only!

My novel Dr Gribbles and the Beast of Blackthorn Lodge is available to download FREE from Amazon Kindle for five days only. Simply click on the cover below. Dr Gribbles and the Beast of Blackthorn Lodge is a gripping and … Continue reading

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Film Review – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

It was only a matter of time before a Harry Potter expanded universe outside of the main novels became a reality. Earlier this year Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a massively successful and critically acclaimed stage play (or rather … Continue reading

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Download Uncle Flynn FREE – for five days only

For five days only, my debut novel Uncle Flynn is available to download FREE from Amazon Kindle. Uncle Flynn was received very positively. On the surface it is a properly old-fashioned treasure hunt adventure, but it contains underlying themes about … Continue reading

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Film Review – Arrival

Denis Villeneuve is fast becoming one of my favourite directors. After a stunning double whammy of first-rate thrillers (Prisoners and Sicario) he has made the move into science fiction with the equally stunning Arrival, an intelligent and visually inventive alien … Continue reading

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Download the entire George Hughes Trilogy FREE – for five days only!

The George Hughes trilogy is a thrilling, action-packed space tale set just over a hundred years in the future. Each story is a stand-alone adventure, but I recommend reading the novels in order nonetheless, as they do follow on from … Continue reading

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Film Review – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Edward Zwick takes the directorial reins for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back; an agreeably average action thriller elevated a little by the central relationships between Reacher (Tom Cruise), framed-for-espionage Major Turner (Cobie Smulders – best known for her role in … Continue reading

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Film Review – Nocturnal Animals

A slow-motion, carnivalesque montage of naked, obese Americana opens Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals. This sequence is eventually revealed to be part of an art installation in a gallery owned by protagonist Susan (Amy Adams). Despite its obvious satirical undercurrent, this … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Light Between Oceans

It would be easy to dismiss The Light Between Oceans as melodramatic mush. The accusation is true, but with excellent performances from Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender, plus superb direction from Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond the … Continue reading

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