Monthly Archives: October 2014

Linlithgow Book Festival tomorrow

I’m delighted to be appearing at the Linlithgow Book Festival tomorrow with the wonderful Helen FitzGerald, 3.45pm in the Masonic Hall. See you there, folks! Advertisements

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‘Surtsey’ on The Island Review

I’m absolutely delighted that my short story ‘Surtsey’ is now on The Island Review, one of my favourite websites. It’s mostly set in Iceland, and contains the word ‘Þjóðhátíð’. It was originally written for the Edinburgh International Book Festival and … Continue reading

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Ten Book Reviews I’ve Written Recently

Been very slack in putting my book reviews up, so here is a round-up of stuff that has appeared in print in the last couple of months: Perfidia by James Ellroy in the Independent on Sunday. Evil Eye by Joyce … Continue reading

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One hundred 5-star reviews vs ten 1-star reviews

This is not even a #humblebrag, just an ordinary brag – my sad and angry little book Gone Again has just had its 100th 5-star review over on Amazon. It’s also got ten 1-star reviews, if that’s more your thing. It … Continue reading

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