Degrees of Separation

Like many people, I enjoy reading books with recurring characters.  Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, for example, or Jeffrey Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme.  Provided they’re well written, they offer predictability – you know what you’re getting. When I first decided to write...

Gogglebox: The Saint

My mum had a thing about Roger Moore – still does – and  her enthusiasm rubbed off on me (though in a different way). I’ve talked elsewhere about The Persuaders!, and it’ll come as little surprise to regular readers that he was my favourite Bond. He’s done other...

Gogglebox: The Avengers

It probably won’t surprise you to learn I spent a lot of time watching TV as a child. Since it was the only way to keep me quiet, the telly became a surrogate babysitter for me. Bearing in mind that channels in the 1960s didn’t generally start transmitting until...

Read Dating #NNLF

Regular readers (both of you!) might recall that, back in May, I went to the Market Deeping Literary Festival. One of the events I attended there was their Read Dating session, and I wrote about it here. A few weeks ago, I was chatting to a fellow writer who’s a...

Small Town Boy #NNLF

Like most of us when we reflect on our childhoods, I have some very happy memories, although I didn’t always appreciate how good it was at the time. Even so, I didn’t particularly like where I lived and couldn’t wait to move away and leave it behind – again, I...