Monthly Archives: April 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

The first Guardians of the Galaxy has steadily climbed in my affections on repeat viewings, to the point that it definitely ranks in my top three Marvel movies, mainly because of the poignant subplot involving Peter Quill’s mother. I suspect … Continue reading

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The Thistlewood Curse – out tomorrow!

My new novel The Thistlewood Curse is released tomorrow on Amazon Kindle. Set almost entirely on Lundy Island, The Thistlewood Curse is a nail-chewing, page-turning supernatural thriller with a gripping central mystery that will keep you guessing to the very … Continue reading

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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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