It’s exam season again, so let’s spare a thought for all those going through what we all can still remember. No matter how long ago it was that we sat in those halls scribbling on sheets of paper to determine our futures and enhance our life/job/happiness prospects (or so we were told), we can bring … Read more Turn over your papers and begin…
One of the questions I’m most frequently asked about ‘No Regrets’ is to do with how much the novel is based on real events. I can usually answer this quite confidently. I have never undertaken a bet to accept every invitation I receive for a year, I have never joined a running club, all my … Read more Truth — stranger than fiction?
Someone very wise –it may even have been Homer Simpson – once said; ‘why bother going out? you’re going to end up back here anyway’. Some might still be living the kind of exciting life where this is not always necessarily the case, but for the majority, and certainly for me, those words are wise … Read more Not going out
For all those who couldn’t make the launch last night in Barnes Bookshop here’s what I said in my speech — with all hesitation, deviation, repetition and audience participation removed. ‘It seems entirely appropriate that my novel should be launched the day before my birthday because many people think that producing a book is just … Read more It’s a book!