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.

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There are updates on the recently published

Downstream: a history and celebration of swimming the River Thames

background on

Family Likeness and Camden Lock and the Market

as well a current project

The Wild Swimmer

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.


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