The Brigadier

After we shot the gorse through the guns stopped to drink flask coffee. They were soldiers, wives, camp followers, and I stood apart, a civilian listening to their talk. I won’t shoot hare now, they’re too beautiful. Better the gypsies don’t get ‘em. Ah – marmalade cake! Have you seen the forecast? There’s nothing left. A […]

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Fifty-Nine Years Four Days published on Amazon (kindle)

My novel describes four days in the life of Simon Tindall, a British banker and MEP (he is, or rather was, a close ally of Tony Blair), who discovers he has only a few months to live.  Dazed and distraught, Simon begins to evaluate his life, and weigh his successes and failures. Unable to find intimacy with his […]

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Working on Forty Three – a new collection of poetry

As a follow-up to Thirty Eight, I’m now working on a new collection called Forty Three. The idea is to publish a collection every 5 years which describes my changing perspective, what’s happening to my view, my family, my environment. I feel that my lens will widen over time. Thirty Eight was necessarily – and […]

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