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.

mr and mrs profs

 

There are updates on two recently published books:

Family Likeness

and

Camden Lock and the Market

 

Background information on two current projects:

Downstream: a history and celebration of swimming the River Thames

and

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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