What I’ve Been Reading and Watching

Moon Witch, Spider King. Brutal, earthy and poignant. James' ongoing Night Star trilogy goes back to events before the first book, and the single protagonist, Solonga, the eponymous Moon Witch is compelling and complex as any character in fiction. The patois James uses for her has a gorgeous rhythm to it, and the story itself … Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading and Watching

The Ron Brandywood Capers – Exclusive Preview

(This is the prologue from the revised, upcoming edition of The Ron Brandywood Capers, comprising The Lightning Thesaurus, The Dead Friend and the hitherto unpublished The Weak Father. It's been quite something to revisit the start of this, and now that we're on the last few stages, I felt ready to share something of it … Continue reading The Ron Brandywood Capers – Exclusive Preview

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The Harpy

Have you ever read reviews and praise for a book and wondered if they read the same book as you did? I am not an elitist, and some of my favourite pieces of art and literature aren't that well known, but there are books which I have read, and cannot find a single good thing … Continue reading The Harpy

Agent Running In The Field by John LeCarre

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agent-Running-Field-John-Carr%C3%A9/dp/0241401232 LeCarre is a recent discovery, relatively speaking. He is widely considered the father of modern espionage fiction, which seeing as he worked for the intelligence services, is not that obvious a distinction to make. He was always someone I admired and respected but never read his work before an impulsive loan of The Spy … Continue reading Agent Running In The Field by John LeCarre