Forthcoming signings and readings

  The Book and Kitchen http://bookandkitchen.com All Saints Road Notting Hill London W11 Friday 22nd November Come and join us for a reading from The Darkening Hour and a discussion on the reality of life for Migrant Domestic Workers in this country 6.30pm    Launch of the Paperback of The Darkening Hour Greenwich Waterstones January 3oth … Read more

Warm reviews for The Darkening Hour

The Darkening Hour was launched with a splash at Heffers in Cambridge on 29th August. We had a good night, with a troupe of teenage boys serving canapés made by another loyal group of friends. Kate Rhodes (author of Crossbones Yard) was also launching her second novel A Killing of Angels and it was lovely … Read more

Invisible Women

In 2012 the Migrant Domestic Worker Visa was changed to one which ties workers to their employers- but this bid to reduce migration to the UK has untold consequences for the invisible women who do our domestic work behind closed doors. When I arrive at the House of Commons for a panel discussion on the … Read more

The Daily Mail

“An impressive debut from a writer we’re sure to hear more about… There are hints of a young Daphne Du Maurier in Hancock’s cool, evocative prose… beautifully worked and with an sharp eye for the menace in the commonplace, it lingers in the memory like a Schubert melody and casts a distinctive spell” – The Daily … Read more

Passing On

WHAT IS THE WORKING TITLE OF YOUR NEXT BOOK. The Darkening Hour. The phrase itself comes from Dickens ‘Our Mutual Friend’. The book is set on the Thames in the same stretch as the opening of Our Mutual Friend so when a clever editor came up with this title it immediately seemed to fit. WHERE … Read more

WHAT IS THE WORKING TITLE OF YOUR NEXT BOOK? The Darkening Hour. The phrase itself comes from Dickens ‘Our Mutual Friend’. The book is set on the Thames in the same stretch as the opening of Our Mutual Friend so when a clever editor came up with this title it immediately seemed to fit. WHERE … Read more

The sound track to Tideline

Tideline music I’m excited to be piloting a programme for Cambridge Radio 105 with Leigh Chambers of Angles writing group.(http://angleswriting.com/anglespress/?page_id=22).  She suggested incorporating some music from Tideline as part of the interview. ‘ I’m not in the tiniest bit musical myself, but I chose to make Jez, (the teenage boy who is abducted by a middle … Read more

Imagery in Tideline The Cutty Sark  re-opened in April last year. For five years the 19th century Thames Tea Clipper was shrouded in white plastic as its interior –wrecked by a fire – was repaired. Incredibly, the ship survived its inferno and has been restored to its former glory. The Cutty Sark was a land mark … Read more

Passing On…

WHAT IS THE WORKING TITLE OF YOUR NEXT BOOK? The Darkening Hour. The phrase itself comes from Dickens ‘Our Mutual Friend’. The book is set on the Thames in the same stretch as the opening of Our Mutual Friend so when a clever editor came up with this title it immediately seemed to fit. WHERE … Read more