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Death in Paradise, Wine in Wycombe

Death in Paradise, Wine in Wycombe

What do I have in common with Robert Thorogood, multi-award winning creator of the hugely popular BBC One light-hearted murder mystery series, Death in Paradise? More than you might think. We’re both BBC scriptwriters. OK, so his show is a global phenomenon, broadcast across the…
Author event at Carterton library

Author event at Carterton library

Delighted to say I will be at Carterton Library on Tuesday 7th December at 5.30pm, talking about Note to Boy, reading an extract from it, and revealing something of my shady past as a BBC TV and radio scriptwriter, as well as signing books. Please…
All the fun of the (book) fair!

All the fun of the (book) fair!

The first Oxford Indie Book Fair took place last Saturday at the newly revamped Wesley Memorial Church in Oxford. I was there, along with my comic novel, Note to Boy, and 50 or so authors, poets, publishers and artists. I had a great time! The day-long fair…
On the gin with Mr TOAD

On the gin with Mr TOAD

At last! After many, many months of delay, the gin tour to thank supporters of Note to Boy and redeem their generous pledges at last took place. An elite group of discerning palettes assembled at The Oxford Artisan Distillery – otherwise known as TOAD –…
Note to Boy an award winner!

Note to Boy an award winner!

Not quite the Oscars but Note to Boy has won an award! My comic novel has been named a Runner-Up in the prestigious 2021 PenCraft Book Awards, in the Fiction – Humo(u)r category. The PenCraft Book Awards’ Competition is an annual event which aims to foster…
Oxford Indie Book Fair - save the date!

Oxford Indie Book Fair - save the date!

The first ever Oxford Independent Book Fair will take place on Saturday 6th November. I’ll be there, along with my book and 50 other authors, artists and publishers. Entrance is free, so please do come along, meet some writers, enjoy the day-long programme of talks…
Even toothache couldn't keep me away!

Even toothache couldn't keep me away!

The weather people were forecasting a thunderstorm; the card reader was refusing to co-operate; and a dental appointment had left me on painkillers, with one hamster cheek and a rapidly blooming bruise. What else could go wrong with my talk at Abingdon Library, the library’s…
Author event at Abingdon library

Author event at Abingdon library

At last library events are happening again! I’m delighted to say I will be at Abingdon Library on Thursday 9th September at 6pm, talking about Note to Boy, reading an extract from it, and revealing something of my shady past as a BBC TV and…
Celebrate Note to Boy's first birthday with 99p offer!

Celebrate Note to Boy's first birthday with 99p offer!

Note to Boy is one year old this week. Yes, really! In celebration of the comic novel’s first tottering steps, you can download the book for just 99p/$99 from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, an opportunity for laughs not to be missed! So, happy birthday, Note to…
Father's Day and other 'special' days

Father's Day and other 'special' days

Got the single malt, the Robert Harris novel and the card? I hope so, because tomorrow (Sunday 20th June) is Father’s Day. This is the day when dads are compelled to have a lie-in while the kids bang about in the kitchen downstairs cremating toast,…