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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 8: "A screw without love is like a screw without a Rawlplug: dusty, loose, temporary"

Posted on November 26, 2020 at 2:20 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 8: "A screw without love is like a screw without a Rawlplug: dusty, loose, temporary"

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), is available in paperback or Kindle.

 

This is the Fierce Last Stand of all I Am: the story behind Fire Horses

Posted on November 25, 2020 at 4:40 AM


A few months after my debut novel, Fire Horses, was published, a small literary magazine called “The View From Here” asked me to write how the book came about. This

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#FireHorsesQuotes 7: "I wondered if Campbell would be so keen on war if he'd been the son of a Vietnam rather than a Keighley vet"

Posted on November 25, 2020 at 2:50 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 7: "I wondered if Campbell would be so keen on war if he’d been the son of a Vietnam rather than a Keighley vet"

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), is available in paperback or Kindle.

 

My latest Spectator comment: What has Ted Hughes's ancestor got to do with his poetry?

Posted on November 24, 2020 at 11:35 AM

 


“Scandalously, we never studied Ted Hughes at school. As the Poet Laureate is arguably the finest British poet of the 2...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 6: "I felt as if I'd been at war: with my country, myself"

Posted on November 24, 2020 at 2:25 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 6: "I felt as if I’d been at war: with my country, myself…"

My debut novel, Fire Horses, is available in paperback or Kindle.

#火马, #火馬

 

#FireHorsesQuotes 5: "Capitalism equals loneliness; the meek shall inherit the mortgage"

Posted on November 23, 2020 at 2:20 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 5: "Capitalism equals loneliness; the meek shall inherit the mortgage"

Today (23 November) is the last chance to obtain my debut novel, Fire Horses (pub. Legend Press), FREE from Amazon Kindle.

#火&#...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 4: "An ancient Chinese proverb I invented sprang to mind: Two wounded birds help each other make nest"

Posted on November 22, 2020 at 6:15 AM

#FireHorsesQuotes 4: An ancient Chinese proverb I invented sprang to mind: Two wounded birds help each other make nest.

For five days only (18-23 November) you can obtain my debut novel, Fire Horses (pub. Legend Press), FREE from A...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 3: "Embrace your contradictions"

Posted on November 21, 2020 at 4:45 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 3: "Embrace your contradictions"

For five days only (18-23 November) you can obtain my debut novel, Fire Horses (pub. Legend Press), FREE from Amazon Kindle.

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#FireHorsesQuotes 2: "Worry about tomorrow the day after"

Posted on November 20, 2020 at 2:30 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 2: "Worry about tomorrow the day after"

For five days only (18-23 November) you can obtain my debut novel, Fire Horses (pub. Legend Press), FREE from Amazon Kindle.

#火Ƌ...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 1: "I feel like I'm surfing on the crest of time"

Posted on November 19, 2020 at 2:25 AM

#FireHorsesQuotes 1: "I feel like I’m surfing on the crest of time"

For five days only (18-23 November) you can obtain my debut novel, Fire Horses (pub. Legend Press), FREE from Amazon Kindle.

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Special offer until 23/11/20: Fire Horses is free on Amazon Kindle

Posted on November 18, 2020 at 4:45 AM


"Out of the darkness of the 20th century rode four Fire Horses...”

For five days only (18-23 November) you can obtain my debut novel, Fire Horses (pub. Legend Press), FREE from Amazon Kindle.

Read 100 quotes fro...

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My latest Spectator comment: Why is the free school meals debate so toxic?

Posted on October 27, 2020 at 2:35 PM


“My childhood in 1980s West Yorkshire wasn’t a clichéd mash-up of a Hovis...

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Bending the law: my latest Spectator piece

Posted on October 12, 2020 at 11:15 AM

“Shortly after booking a train ticket from London to West Yorkshire to accompany my mum to the doctor, I received a ...

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"Singing in a mask brought home the hidden cost of this pandemic" - my latest Telegraph column

Posted on September 25, 2020 at 12:45 PM


“Our 16-year-old daughter brought home her first music video last week, and as my wife and I watched proudly on her iPhone, I felt like crying. A talented singer-songwriter, she was performing with a group of classm...

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My latest Telegraph column: The snarling intolerance of my fellow Lefties has become disturbing

Posted on September 8, 2020 at 4:10 PM


“There’s a moment in David Mitchell and Robert Webb’s sublime “are we the baddies?&#...

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My latest Telegraph column: It's time to get over divisive notions about race

Posted on June 11, 2020 at 8:00 AM


“It was the Summer of ’86, and the call came in the middle of the night. The picket outside the Sout...

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My latest Spectator column - Can we stop with the VE Day moral relativism?

Posted on May 7, 2020 at 5:45 AM


“Fantastic news that the 75th anniversary of the end of hostilities in Europe will be a more sombre, sober ...

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My latest Telegraph column: This 'new normal' cannot become permanent

Posted on April 20, 2020 at 10:30 AM


“On January 28, our cat Blitz was rescued from the Tube track at Tufnell Park station where h...

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"The excesses of the last week were not a one-off" - my latest Telegraph column

Posted on April 1, 2020 at 12:40 PM


"Sometimes it feels like the pre-Covid-19 past isn’t a foreign country, but another world. ...

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My latest Telegraph piece: Coronavirus might kill my mum - but loneliness is killing her too

Posted on March 20, 2020 at 1:05 PM


“On the phone last week, my Mum said that she was thinking of going for a walk to the pub for lunch, ostensibly to tak...

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