Rember, remember the fifth of November.

Since I was a small boy, this rhyme has always been with me.  However, in these enlightened? days it seems strange that so many bonfires and firework displays are taking place on days other than the 5th.  It seems to me that like Christmas, yes, Christmas, not winter holiday! – commercial interests are now paramount […] Read more »

When holidays don’t set you up for the winter!

Hi everyone, sorry I haven’t posted for a while.  The above title may give you a clue, but if not let me explain.  It wasn’t the weather that was a problem.  For the two weeks we were in Menorca, the weather was superb.  Except for the middle Sunday that is.  We were trapped for almost […] Read more »

Result from the Readers Survey

First of all I would like to thank all of those readers who took part in the survey both in social media and by personal contact.  Whilst the numbers were somewhat smaller than I’d hoped, there was a clear trend in the returns.  By almost 3 to 1, the vote was in favour of starting […] Read more »

The latest on e Books

As you may have noticed on the landing page, The Glass Dagger is now available as an e Book on Amazon Kindle HERE. I have priced it competitively at around £4.00, subject to fluctuations in the US dollar.  The other two books in the Glassmaker series, The Crystal Ship and Blood-Red Goblet,will be available, all […] Read more »

The book programme BCB Radio

At the recent book launch for Blood-Red goblet, Janet Davis of BCB Radio invited me to be a guest on her Book programme.  I was delighted to accept as Janet has invited me to feature both of my previous books The Glass Dagger and The Crystal Ship.  We had quite a lively discussion and you […] Read more »

Reader Survey

Now that I have published the third adventure of the Glassmaker Series, Blood-Red Goblet, I am faced with a dilemma.  The books so far have been largely spy adventures with a little sea action in all of the books.  A Shattered Crystal. the fourth adventure is a somewhat different book, in as much as it […] Read more »

A to Z of Elizabethan times

H is for Houses London houses were seldom made from stone, except the few grand houses belonging to wealthy individuals who had acquired the stone from, or converted one of the former monasteries. There was no natural source of stone in and around London, but there was its clay, that made excellent bricks, on-site, with […] Read more »

Reader receives prize

I had the great pleasure of presenting the fabulous Elizabeth I necklace to reader Mrs June White yesterday.  The necklace was the prize for those readers who bought copies of my new book Blood-Red Goblet prior to and at the book launch.  For details and pictures of the launch, CLICK HERE. If you would like […] Read more »