Monthly Archives: April 2017

Film Review – Their Finest

Their Finest offers an intriguing glance into the British Film Industry during World War II, through the eyes of a woman appointed as a scriptwriter during those dark times. Said woman is Catrin (Gemma Arterton). Initially given the rather sexist … Continue reading

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The Thistlewood Curse out on the 1st of May!

After a few delays, I am pleased to finally announce that my new novel The Thistlewood Curse is available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle! Set almost entirely on Lundy Island, The Thistlewood Curse begins as a detective story but evolves … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Handmaiden

First, the obligatory upfront warning: The Handmaiden contains explicit and prolonged sex scenes, sexual themes, violence and bad language. Those familiar with the extreme cinema of Park Chan-wook (best known for the Lady Vengeance trilogy and more recently Stoker) will … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Salesman

I finally got round to seeing The Salesman, which won Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars this year. At the time I suspected voters chose it for political reasons, and quite honestly having seen it I am more convinced … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Love vs Honour

Continuing my series on inspiration and influences for my novels, in this post I am taking a look at the ideas behind my romantic drama Love vs Honour. This book stands apart from the rest of my novels, as teenage … Continue reading

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Film Review – Raw

Cannibalism is nothing new in horror cinema, but it’s given a fresh, interesting spin in French director Julia Ducournau’s debut film Raw. I hereby dispense the usual 18 certificate warnings for bad language, sexual content, violence and strong gory images, … Continue reading

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Update on Present Projects

So far, 2017 has been a very productive year for me. I have finished the first draft of The Spectre of Springwell Forest, and am awaiting feedback from a couple of willing guinea pigs, whose critical eyes are passing over … Continue reading

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