Blog, Books

It’s arrived

I wonder what Charles Waite would say, if he was alive today, about his book  – Survivor of the Long March : five years as a POW 19340-1945 – co-written with me, which has just been translated into Chinese. It is published by China Pictorial Publishing House and available on Amazon. Of course, I’ll never know  how… Read More It’s arrived


A touch of Violet

How did Violet Charlesworth manage to keep three mansions, four motor cars, and a dozen St Bernard dogs – with no income? That’s the question I try to answer in this slice of Edwardian social history which I’m currently researching. This is the true story of a fraudster millionaire Violet Gordon Charlesworth who was arrested for… Read More A touch of Violet



Introducing AuthorSHARE: the world’s first reuse royalty initiative for writers I’ve been a member of ALCS, Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, for about ten years, and receive small payments for what are known as secondary rights or uses. ‘We make sure you receive the money you’re entitled to as a writer when someone copies or… Read More AuthorSHARE


Autumn leaves

Mists and mellow fruitfulness It’s November, and we are gradually saying goodbye to autumn, as we prepare ourselves for winter and nature’s lockdown, at the beginning of December. We all know Keats’s sonnet To Autumn – at least the first verse: Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with… Read More Autumn leaves