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I'm the author of three novels, “Out of Office” and “Fire Horses" (both published by Legend Press), my new comic novel "Kidology," and a collection of short stories and creative non-fiction, "Militant Factions." I've had hundreds of features and opinion pieces published in the Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, Independent, Mail, Express, Telegraph and many more.

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#FireHorsesQuotes 61: "Hermione stroked the cat, which melted beneath her touch like syrup..."

Posted on January 18, 2021 at 8:30 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 61: “Hermione stroked the cat, which melted beneath her touch like syrup. Becky, who hated cats, called them carpet sharks.”

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback,...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 60: "My mind has always leaned towards the lateral..."

Posted on January 17, 2021 at 6:10 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 60: “My mind has always leaned towards the lateral, nodes cutting corners and jumping gaps, like the tube I’m riding, which misses out Stamford Brook and Ravenscourt Park. Despite the fact it’s a Saturday, the train hurtles past legions of grey-suited commuters waiting patient...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 59: "...All he wanted in his scorched heart was to flee to the forest..."

Posted on January 16, 2021 at 4:50 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 59: "…I could see in his haunted eyes that all he wanted in his scorched heart was to flee to the forest, to lie down on the earth, to melt, shine, rustle, and sing."

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬;), first pu...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 58: "...Snipers sniffed out my weaknesses..."

Posted on January 15, 2021 at 2:55 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 58: "...Snipers sniffed out my weaknesses, my phobias and fetishes, my allergies and addictions…"

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kindle for j...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 57: "...You can see to the edges of London..."

Posted on January 14, 2021 at 3:30 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 57: "...You can see to the edges of London, blurred in its sepia of poison mist like a hazchem haze, Bhopal-lite..."

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 56: "Death Race 2000, a dark obelisk will be found on the moon..."

Posted on January 13, 2021 at 3:25 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 56: "Death Race 2000, a dark obelisk will be found on the moon, clanged on by Clangers with soup dragon’s bones"

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available ...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 55: "...I'd wake to feel our bodies entwined..."

Posted on January 12, 2021 at 3:35 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 55: “…I’d wake to feel our bodies entwined, twitching comfortable secrets in some ancient, mysterious language of their own…”

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend ...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 54: "It started to rain; drops thudded on the rooftop like ingots"

Posted on January 11, 2021 at 3:35 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 54: "It started to rain; drops thudded on the rooftop like ingots."

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kindle for just 99p.

 

#FireHorsesQuotes 53: "It wasn't my past that flashed before my eyes, it was my future."

Posted on January 10, 2021 at 6:15 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 53: "It wasn’t my past that flashed before my eyes, it was my future."

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kindle for just 99p.

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#FireHorsesQuotes 52: "What about Atlantis, Lemuria?"

Posted on January 9, 2021 at 5:35 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 52: "What about Atlantis, Lemuria? Did they have their escapes, or did their people have other, higher ideals?"

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kind...

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"Dementia brings a unique pain to the misery of lockdown" - my latest Spectator column

Posted on January 8, 2021 at 12:10 PM


“Three days into 2021, an aunt texts to inform that my grandfather has died. In November he was admitted to hospital...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 51: "As you pull into Euston there are hundreds of brick arches alongside the track..."

Posted on January 8, 2021 at 3:45 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 51: “As you pull into Euston there are hundreds of brick arches alongside the track, erected for some utilitarian purpose like keeping the city from falling down, but I have always imagined them as bricked-up tunnels to foreign countries, to the future and the past, to the iced-over ocean...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 50: "Water columns breezed across the plain, chasing silver grass, ruffling like rabbit fur"

Posted on January 7, 2021 at 3:40 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 50: “The view from the ridge was like the cover of one of Dad’s sci-fi mags; one of those rare milky days when the moon was as bright as the sun behind the pregnant clouds. Water columns breezed across the plain, chasing silver grass, ruffling like rabbit fur. Hard pillars of steel,...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 49: "...Out into the satanic hills of my youth..."

Posted on January 6, 2021 at 4:40 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 49: “Without thinking, as if pre-programmed to fuck up, I boarded a train and headed out through Manchester’s streets and blocks and mills, blazing lights scattered among bracken-fields in the night rain, out into the satanic hills of my youth, cowering beneath as they towered above...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 48: "A huge gull lands on the rail..."

Posted on January 5, 2021 at 11:40 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 48: "A huge gull lands on the rail of the wooden veranda and stares at me with hard dinosaur eyes"

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kindle for just 9...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 47: "The Railway Children Part II..."

Posted on January 4, 2021 at 3:40 PM


#FireHorsesQuotes 47: The Railway Children Part II. When had it changed, when had children stopped waving hankies and started waving fingers?

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬;), first published by Legend Press in paperb...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 46: "...Watching her lips move..."

Posted on January 3, 2021 at 6:30 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 46: "...watching her lips move, staring above her head as rain-beads cracked against the glass like glass against glass…"

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now a...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 45: "I did feel some sympathy..."

Posted on January 2, 2021 at 6:35 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 45: "I did feel some sympathy, but it was only the diluted brand you offer someone with a skiing injury"

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kindle for ...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 44: "Geordie lies on a wet towel beneath the cliffs..."

Posted on January 1, 2021 at 7:10 PM


#FireHorsesQuotes 44: "Geordie lies on a wet towel beneath the cliffs, her whirlpool of a navel puckering."

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kindle for just 99p.

 

#FireHorsesQuotes 43: "Through Camden market, bootleg-sellers glancing nervously..."

Posted on December 31, 2020 at 6:25 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 43: "Through Camden market, bootleg-sellers glancing nervously and leather belts hanging like slaughtered snakes..."

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on...

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