Monthly Archives: November 2019

Christmas Presents: Children’s Novels

Looking for the perfect Christmas present for that difficult relative? Why not give them a book this year? To be more specific, why not give them one of my books? In this second of three articles, this post explores my … Continue reading

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Christmas Presents: The Spooky Quintet

Looking for the perfect Christmas present for that difficult relative? Why not give them a book this year? To be more specific, why not give them one of my books? In the first of three articles, this post explores the … Continue reading

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Film Review – Blue Story

Last night I risked life and limb to see Blue Story – a tale of London gang culture – at my local Cineworld multiplex. Cineworld is the main cinema chain that hasn’t followed the example of the Vue and Showcase … Continue reading

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Phantom Audition interview on The Tangent Tree

Recently Samantha Stephen interviewed me on a short, spin-off episode of The Tangent Tree, regarding my latest gothic mystery novel Phantom Audition. Listen on Spotify, Podcast Addict, or iTunes, or just click here to listen on The Tangent Tree website. … Continue reading

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Film Review – Frozen II

A sequel to 2013’s animated smash Frozen was always going to be a difficult trick to pull off. Have Disney managed? Well… for me, not really. Let’s start with the good news: the animation is staggeringly beautiful, and the visuals … Continue reading

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Phantom Audition blog tour begins today!

Over the next month, my latest gothic mystery novel Phantom Audition is going on tour! There will be a bus, an entourage, roadie, and… No, hang on. Not that kind of tour. A blog tour. Phantom Audition will be promoted … Continue reading

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Film Review – Le Mans 66

A love of motor racing is not required to enjoy James Mangold’s Le Mans 66 (known as Ford v Ferrari in some territories), just as it wasn’t required to enjoy other recent racing related films including Rush and Senna. I … Continue reading

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Film Review – Luce

Based on a play by JC Lee, Luce, directed by Julius Onah, may be a bit stagey, but strong central performances and a gripping narrative offset those aspects of the film. Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr) is a black teenager, whose … Continue reading

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Phantom Audition – Initial Reviews

My new novel Phantom Audition is a nail-biting gothic mystery. It encompasses a wide variety of themes, including being in love with something that doesn’t exist, abuse of power, how artists can become narcissists who think that moral codes do … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Aeronauts

The Aeronauts tells the sort-of true story of meteorological pioneer James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne), who ascended to 37,000 feet in an air balloon circa 1862, alongside his pilot Henry Coxwell. This was done to break the record held by the … Continue reading

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