I write fiction...
My first historical novel, To The Fair Land, is available on Amazon and at all good bookshops. Also available as an e-book for Kindle and non-Kindle e-readers. Read more in To The Fair Land.
My local history book, The Bristol Suffragettes, is now available. Find out more about the book and discover how you can get involved in the Bristol Suffragette Project in Suffragettes.
And I write...
about books, art, theatre and whatever takes my literary fancy on my blog.
*NEW* Free Download - A Suffrage Walk Around Clifton Village
As a companion to the Bristol Suffragette Walk in my book The Bristol Suffragettes, I am producing free walk "add ons". The first of these, a circular walk which can be done as a detour from the main Bristol Suffragette Walk, or as a separate walk, will take you on a suffrage tour of Clifton Village. For details and your FREE download go to the Suffragette Walks page.
for information on forthcoming events on suffragettes, fiction, the Bristol and South West Chapter of the Historical Novel Society and other events see my Diary.
Casting Light Upon the Darkness - Blog Hop 21 December 2013
I took part in a Blog Hop organised by Helen Hollick on 21 December 2013. The theme was throwing light upon something - my blog was about arson and eighteenth-century enclosures - you can read it here: 'We will have a fire' and follow the links to the other blogs.
I am dear sir, William Morris
In November 2013 I had an article about two previously unpublished letters written by William Morris published in the William Morris Society's Autumn Newsletter. Morris is one of my heroes and the letters are amongst my most treasured posessions. Find out more about the William Morris Society.
The Bristol Suffragettes who fought fire with fire
"By the autumn of 1913, women campaigning for the right to vote had put up with years of violence and repression from street thugs and the state alike..." These strong words open Eugene Byrne's marvellous feature on the suffragette campaign in Bristol, and my book The Bristol Suffragettes, in the Bristol Times on 17 September. Includes some fantastic pictures - including the suffragette who knew jiu-jitsu, Bath-born Edith Garrud! You can read the article online here. (Or buy a souvenir copy!)
I had a lovely time talking to Suzie Grogan about The Bristol Suffragettes, and suffragettes in Devon and Somerset, on 10Radio's Talking Books show on 16 August. You can read a review of the book and listen to the show on Suzie's blog, No More Wriggling Out of Writing. (For information on 10Radio see http://10radio.org/)
The Right Stuff
I've had an article about the Bristol Suffragettes published in the August 2013 issue of Clifton Life Magazine. Read the article on-line in Clifton Life (pp50-51).
Special Offer for Reading Groups
To The Fair Land is also available at a special price for reading groups - with the author thrown in if you'd like me to come and talk to your group about the book. Find out more and read about the inspiration for To The Fair Land in For Reading Groups.