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On the following pages you will find information about upcoming events, courses, my new books, and, if you like, you can read my blog which is mainly about the funny old business of being a writer. The ups and downs, the successes and failures, the inspirations and the things that keep you going when you feel like chucking it all in. But it’s also about the things and people and other writing that I love.

I have been a bit silent on here recently, but I am hoping to have a bit more time to update now I’ve finished as Royal Literary Fellow  at Anglia Ruskin, a role I loved. Time to plant beans, make sourdough, write the blog.. oh yes, and finish my next novel!

If you love independent bookshops, as I do, please do use the ‘Find your local bookshop’ button ( it’s a red arrow at the bottom of the ‘Books’ page). Go and buy  a book or just  visit and browse- there’s no better way to spend an hour IMHO!

Thank you for visiting!


Me in a bar in Paris writing, as you do when in Paris

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  • “This creepy well-written debut is reminiscent of John Fowels’s The Collector but with the genders reversed” ...Read More

    Tideline book review- Laura Wilson, The Guardian
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