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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 dozens of major features in the Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, Independent, Mail, Express, Telegraph and many more. Email me at:

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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 a...

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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 he...

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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. N...

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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 take...

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Cat run over by 250 Tube trains SURVIVES - Lucky Blitz tells miracle tale

Posted on February 9, 2020 at 7:10 PM


On Tuesday, 28th January, our cat Blitz had a miracle escape. Read all about it in today’s Sunday Exp...

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"The cretinous consensus of the new woke Left is completely alienating liberals like me" - my latest comment in The Telegraph

Posted on January 22, 2020 at 2:05 PM


“By now you’ll probably have seen the horrific images of Latin American children b...

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"There's much more to Islington than Corbyn and Ocado" - my latest Spectator piece

Posted on January 16, 2020 at 9:00 AM


“News that Islington’s yummy mummies are up in arms about a proposed Ocado refuelling centre near a local primary school has caused...

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My latest comment piece for The Telegraph - Labour must clear out its upper class Trots and reconnect with ordinary voters

Posted on December 16, 2019 at 1:15 PM


“Unlike some, I don’t blame the BBC, the press, Brexit or the thicko electorate for last...

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"You say you want a revolution?" My latest piece for New York-based Culture Crush

Posted on November 22, 2019 at 5:35 AM

"When it comes to the special relationship between Great Britain and its troublesome ex-American colonies, talk of revolution is yet again all the rage. However, these new battles and cries for freedom are being fought at dinner tables and Twitter feeds on both sides of the ...
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Read my Telegraph comment: "My mother's depressing case shows why it's vital that the parties get to grips with social care - and soon."

Posted on November 20, 2019 at 1:35 PM


“According to Labour-controlled Calderdale Council, a ...

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"Home-swapping lets me trade in my London flat for a pool-side villa in San Diego" - my feature in the Metro

Posted on November 9, 2019 at 7:35 PM


“There is nothing embarrassing or untoward in my wife’s drawers. I’ll clarify that at...

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Enthusiastic Press launch night!

Posted on November 2, 2019 at 8:10 PM


Fantastic night last night at the Dogstar in Brixton for the launch party for the “Greetings” anthology published by Enthusiastic Press. The book has one of my poems, “Roman Synchysis”, and my short story, “The ...

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Greetings: Enthusiastic Press anthology including my short story and poem

Posted on September 8, 2019 at 6:35 AM

Delighted to announce that I have a poem and a short story in a forthcoming anthology published by Enthusiastic Press. T...

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David Smith Retrospective Shines at Yorkshire Sculpture Park: Review

Posted on August 6, 2019 at 12:00 PM


Set amid 500 acres of rolling countryside at Bretton Hall Estate, Yorkshire Sculpture Park opened in 1977 and features sculptures by local heroes Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, as well as Joan Miro and other giants of the discipline. To the delight of the park’s many child visitors – mine included – there...

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My first Society of Authors talk

Posted on July 4, 2019 at 5:50 AM



Last night (3rd July) I was honoured to be invited to speak at our local Society of Authors event on the subject of applying for grants, awards and other forms of funding. In recent years I’ve been fortunate enough to receive several awards from the Royal Literary Fund, Authors’ Foundation and the Journalist’s Charity, so hopefully those pres...

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Scandal and delight: my first article for The Author magazine

Posted on June 15, 2019 at 4:50 AM


Delighted to announce that my first major feature appears in the Summer 2019 (Vol CXXX No. 2) issue of The Author. “Scandal & delight” includes quotes from Toby Litt and Lily Brett, as well as describing the pain that being a writ...

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RIP Keith Flint (Rave On)

Posted on March 4, 2019 at 7:40 PM

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In 1991 I was living over an Indian takeaway in the Holloway Road with two fellow Yorkies; on the whole they were desperate times, sharing a maggot-infested room with a plank for a toilet door, but getting free popadom when we paid our rent on time ...

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Coming soon at Leicester Square Theatre: Alison Jackson's Double Fake

Posted on February 16, 2019 at 11:05 AM


Recently I’ve been working with BAFTA-winning artist, photographer and film-maker Alison Jackson, writing a show based on her unique work creating lookalikes of famous people. It’s Alison’s ...

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