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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 70: "...The moon through the dirty old window skimmed by..."

Posted on January 27, 2021 at 3:50 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 70: "Cats yowled in the night. The moon through the dirty old window skimmed by, sending shadows dancing round the room."

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kindle for just 99p.

 

#FireHorsesQuotes 69: "...Coarse paintings violated the walls..."

Posted on January 26, 2021 at 3:35 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 69: "…Coarse paintings violated the walls, ragged banners proclaimed ‘Mutoid Waste’. I felt wasted, dead, fucked up, burnt…"

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kindle for just 99p.

 

#FireHorsesQuotes 68: "That's the thing, about life: anything can happen, but it usually doesn't"

Posted on January 25, 2021 at 3:40 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 68: "That’s the thing, about life: anything can happen, but it usually doesn’t."

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kindle for just 99p.

 

"The tragedy behind every Covid death": my latest Spectator column

Posted on January 24, 2021 at 5:45 AM


“On a grey January morning, at a small, sparsely attended ceremony in a chapel in North London, we said goodbye to my granddad, one more statistic in this vile pandemic. Jack Brown grew up in poverty in Ipswich and performed heroically in the Navy during world war two; twice-sunk, once by an enemy torpedo, once by a collision with an Allied boat (the family joke is that Uncle Albert from Only Fools was based on his experiences). He went on to father six children, and had a 40-year career as a station-master. As granddad’s coffin was wheeled in, draped in a Navy flag, it was hard to dismiss the thought that Covid-19 had done what the Nazis had failed to do: see him off…”

Read the rest of my Spectator column here.

 

#FireHorsesQuotes 67: "Above the hill opposite, a thundercloud descended like poison gas..."

Posted on January 24, 2021 at 5:25 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 67: "Above the hill opposite, a thundercloud descended like poison gas; a gaggle of jetlagged geese flew in star formation."

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kindle for just 99p.

 

#FireHorsesQuotes 66: "We were yin and yang, locked in an embrace for all eternity..."

Posted on January 23, 2021 at 6:30 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 66: "We were yin and yang, locked in an embrace for all eternity like matter and anti-matter."

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kindle for just 99p.

 

#FireHorsesQuotes 65: "You sleep, you dream."

Posted on January 22, 2021 at 3:15 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 65: "You snooze, you lose.”

I shrugged, squinting smoke from my eyelids. “You sleep, you dream."

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kindle for just 99p.

 

#FireHorsesQuotes 64: "A sycamore reminded me of Kierkegaard and an ancient oak became Schopenhauer"

Posted on January 21, 2021 at 3:25 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 64: "A sycamore reminded me of Kierkegaard and an ancient oak became Schopenhauer."

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kindle for just 99p.

 

#FireHorsesQuotes 63: "No rain for weeks..."

Posted on January 20, 2021 at 3:40 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 63: "No rain for weeks; cloudless skies punctured by ancient lights from beyond history, sparks of extinction"

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kindle for just 99p.

 

#FireHorsesQuotes 62: "They were still mopping up the mock riots when I reached Hatton Garden..."

Posted on January 19, 2021 at 3:25 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 62: “They were still mopping up the mock riots when I reached Hatton Garden, crossing the Bridgets and traversing the Allys, with their one too many G&Ts at the office Christmas party, their inadequate but well-dressed boyfriends, and the coerced delights of celery salad boxes: all wrapped up.”

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬;), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kindle for just 99p.

 

#FireHorsesQuotes 61: "Hermione stroked the cat, which melted beneath her touch like syrup..."

Posted on January 18, 2021 at 8:30 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 61: “Hermione stroked the cat, which melted beneath her touch like syrup. Becky, who hated cats, called them carpet sharks.”

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kindle for just 99p.

 

#FireHorsesQuotes 60: "My mind has always leaned towards the lateral..."

Posted on January 17, 2021 at 6:10 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 60: “My mind has always leaned towards the lateral, nodes cutting corners and jumping gaps, like the tube I’m riding, which misses out Stamford Brook and Ravenscourt Park. Despite the fact it’s a Saturday, the train hurtles past legions of grey-suited commuters waiting patiently for trains that never come; suburbia’s terra cotta army.”

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kindle for just 99p.

 

#FireHorsesQuotes 59: "...All he wanted in his scorched heart was to flee to the forest..."

Posted on January 16, 2021 at 4:50 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 59: "…I could see in his haunted eyes that all he wanted in his scorched heart was to flee to the forest, to lie down on the earth, to melt, shine, rustle, and sing."

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬;), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kindle for just 99p.

 

#FireHorsesQuotes 58: "...Snipers sniffed out my weaknesses..."

Posted on January 15, 2021 at 2:55 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 58: "...Snipers sniffed out my weaknesses, my phobias and fetishes, my allergies and addictions…"

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kindle for just 99p.

 

#FireHorsesQuotes 57: "...You can see to the edges of London..."

Posted on January 14, 2021 at 3:30 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 57: "...You can see to the edges of London, blurred in its sepia of poison mist like a hazchem haze, Bhopal-lite..."

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kindle for just 99p.

 

#FireHorsesQuotes 56: "Death Race 2000, a dark obelisk will be found on the moon..."

Posted on January 13, 2021 at 3:25 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 56: "Death Race 2000, a dark obelisk will be found on the moon, clanged on by Clangers with soup dragon’s bones"

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kindle for just 99p.

 

#FireHorsesQuotes 55: "...I'd wake to feel our bodies entwined..."

Posted on January 12, 2021 at 3:35 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 55: “…I’d wake to feel our bodies entwined, twitching comfortable secrets in some ancient, mysterious language of their own…”

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kindle for just 99p.

 

#FireHorsesQuotes 54: "It started to rain; drops thudded on the rooftop like ingots"

Posted on January 11, 2021 at 3:35 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 54: "It started to rain; drops thudded on the rooftop like ingots."

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kindle for just 99p.

 

#FireHorsesQuotes 53: "It wasn't my past that flashed before my eyes, it was my future."

Posted on January 10, 2021 at 6:15 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 53: "It wasn’t my past that flashed before my eyes, it was my future."

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kindle for just 99p.

 

#FireHorsesQuotes 52: "What about Atlantis, Lemuria?"

Posted on January 9, 2021 at 5:35 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 52: "What about Atlantis, Lemuria? Did they have their escapes, or did their people have other, higher ideals?"

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now available on Kindle for just 99p.

 


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