Welcome to this site. I’m a novelist, non-fiction writer, journalist and teacher and these pages try to bring these things together, and to explore how ideas become books.
There are updates on two recently published books – the novel Family Likeness and the non-fiction book Camden Lock and the Market.
There’s also background information on two current projects -
The upcoming book on Thames swimming to be published in April 2015 by Aurum Press: Downstream: a history and celebration of swimming the River Thames.
And a novel called The Wild Swimmer about the life of Daisy Belle, a Victorian ‘champion lady swimmer of the world.’
As well as newspaper clippings that inspired The Ghost of Lily Painter, and archive photographs of people who feature in Taking the Waters: A Swim Around Hampstead Heath.