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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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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 35: Every day for many years he passed by the window

Posted on October 23, 2021 at 7:00 PM


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Every day for many years he passed by the window, and no matter how he tried he could never keep from looking therein. ...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 34: I watched Maria watch herself: in every shiny surface, every mirror, every pane of glass

Posted on October 22, 2021 at 7:00 PM


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Out the corner of my eye I watched Maria watch herself: in every shiny surface, every mirror, every pane of glass that ...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 33: The walls are closing in...

Posted on October 22, 2021 at 5:35 AM


#MilitantFactionsQuotes 33: Eleven Years Later

The walls are closing in. No word from my agent; editors their inscrutable selves; all frustration a...

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My new partnership with Titans Management

Posted on October 21, 2021 at 3:00 AM


Delighted to announce my new contract with US-based talent agency, https://thetitansmanagement.com/index.html" target="_blank">The Titans Management, who will represent me for US adaptations of my book...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 32: One day last summer someone texted to say they'd just seen my novel in a bookshop

Posted on October 21, 2021 at 3:00 AM


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One day last summer someone texted to say they’d just seen my novel in a bookshop. Leaving work early I tubed it...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 31: As part of an obsession with digitising aspects of my life I've been scanning old photos

Posted on October 20, 2021 at 2:50 AM


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As part of an obsession with digitising aspects of my life I’ve been scanning old photos. There’s something...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 30: Perth, WA. Pronounced: "wah!" Thousands of cars shimmer in the mid-thirties heat...

Posted on October 19, 2021 at 3:40 AM


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It seemed like writer Mark Piggott had found paradise: a luxury resort near Broome on Australia’s northern coast....

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 29: Perhaps the Holloway Hemingway tag was a bit tongue in cheek

Posted on October 18, 2021 at 2:55 AM


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Perhaps the Holloway Hemingway tag was a bit tongue in cheek. First thing in the morning you’re far more likely t...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 28: I used to think that I could change the planet just by traversing its exotic limits

Posted on October 17, 2021 at 5:45 AM


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I used to think that I could change the planet just by traversing its exotic limits. I was the Holloway Hemingway, a r...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 27: One cold night in another century, the longest of the year, I realised I had lost my keys

Posted on October 16, 2021 at 5:05 AM


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Pixelation: Enter If You Can (1998-9)

Introduction

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 26: The first time I looked in Marsha's eyes she had me pinned to the floor of the Manor House

Posted on October 15, 2021 at 2:50 AM


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The first time I looked in Marsha’s eyes she had me pinned to the floor of the Manor House with one hand, a broke...

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Violence doesn't pay: my first column for The Critic

Posted on October 14, 2021 at 2:25 AM


“One of the most striking things about the Moonie-eyed, cultish imbeciles gluing themselves to our nation’s arterial highways is their age. Alongside the pronoun-sensitive, Corbynist students found at all BL...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 25: Donald Maguire stepped over the browning bundle of spice-scented rags from Raqqa or Mosul

Posted on October 14, 2021 at 2:15 AM


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Stage-tiptoe in number 11 Brogues 67-year-old Donald Maguire stepped over the browning bundle of spice-scented rags fro...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 24: Ms Genevieve Lucroix found Honey Pie under a pier

Posted on October 13, 2021 at 2:00 AM


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After months spent scouring alleys and garbage dumps all across town Ms Genevieve Lucroix found Honey Pie under a pier...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 23: The hour-hand dragged by gravity down to six: Time

Posted on October 12, 2021 at 1:55 AM


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The hour-hand dragged by gravity down to six: Time. No gentlemen, no "please", even time running low. As he pushed at ...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 22: Their fingers - his dirty white. hers clean brown - unwrapped each from the others clutches like withered roots

Posted on October 11, 2021 at 2:00 AM


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Their fingers – his dirty white, hers clean brown – unwrapped each from the others clutches like withered ...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 21: Why mom let daddy drive us to the wood that day I never knew

Posted on October 10, 2021 at 5:00 AM


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Why mom let daddy drive us to the wood that day I never knew. She kinda distracted, hurting from bone-cancer and a tra...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 20: A plane drifted slowly across the window above the roofs of Camden Town

Posted on October 9, 2021 at 5:40 AM


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A plane drifted slowly across the window above the roofs of Camden Town. I knew something terrible was going to happen...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 19: The boy had found a place to sleep where he felt safe and dry

Posted on October 8, 2021 at 1:55 AM


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The boy had found a place to sleep where he felt safe and dry, close to the hospital and far from hardcore Holloway Ro...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 18: "You know you won't have time to read. You never do"

Posted on October 7, 2021 at 1:55 AM


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“Did you pack my book?”

Her husband shrugs, driving carefully no...

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