Welcome to this site. I’m a novelist, non-fiction writer, journalist and teacher and these pages try to bring these things together and explore how ideas become books.

Current Book Projects:

Bad Girls: A Century of Women and Crime at Holloway Prison

Holloway_PrisonTo be published by John Murray, March 2018. ISBN: 9781473647749

DB diver smaller Daisy Belle: Swimming Champion of the World

To be published by Unbound, 2018


Recent Book Projects:

Downstream: a history and celebration of swimming the River Thames

downstream front with skyline(2)Previous Books:

Family Likeness


Camden Lock Market

Camden Lock Cover

The Ghost of Lily Painter

final front cover

Taking the Waters: A Swim Around Hampstead Heath

taking the waters covers



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