Burway Books Signing

I am fortunate enough to have an independent bookshop in town, and the brilliant (if you want to know how brilliant, check out the shortlists for the independent bookshop of …

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Never A Straight Road

I’ve just published my novel, Blooming Murder. Hooray! (Well, it’s a hooray from me, because it’s been quite a journey.) Just like many authors, the road I thought this dream would …

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Ludlow & Bromfield

The May 2021 issue of Country Walking magazine has my six-and-a-bit stroll around Ludlow and Bromfield. Ironically, here we are just coming out of Lockdown 3, and I tackled this …

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Embrace Rejection!

Nobody likes being rejected. Especially when you’ve spent hours, weeks, months (or even years, if it’s a novel) writing something. To many writers, particularly novices, rejection is not good. And if …

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The Cultural Clun Valley

Cultural Clun Valley – The People’s Friend – 27th February 2021

My Clun Valley feature is the front cover feature of the latest issue of The People’s Friend. Although a quiet corner of Shropshire, there’s a lot going on there, and it’s easy to spend a whole week exploring the delights the valley has to offer.

AE Housman’s poem, A Shropshire Lad, epitomises the Clun Valley in the lines:

Clunton and Clunbury,

Clungunford and Clun

Are the quietest places

Under the Sun

A Shropshire Lad by AE Housman

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