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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:

mark@markpiggott.com

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"Behind every cloud there's a clear blue sky" - published at Legend Press

Posted on August 29, 2017 at 9:50 AM


Delighted to announce that my (very) short story, "Behind every cloud there's a clear blue sky," has been published at Legend Press, which published my first two novels "F...

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"White Hawk": a short story

Posted on August 28, 2017 at 6:30 AM


Recently a man in Ipswich made headlines when a seagull reportedly ripped of his gonad as he sunbathed nude in his garden. Thankfully the story, which was widely shared, was probabl...

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My latest Spectator blog: Why do employers think they can treat potential employees so appallingly?

Posted on August 3, 2017 at 6:15 PM


"As a freelance journalist, when my main employer of four years called to say they were dispe...

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"Liberated from the tyranny of imbeciles" - my "Author" letter in full

Posted on July 11, 2017 at 5:05 AM


Pleased to see my letter (alright - whinge) about finding an agent published in the latest issue of The Author (Summer 2017, Vol CXXVIII No.2). Here is the full text. By the way I'm toyi...

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All four of my books now available on Kindle for just £12!

Posted on July 2, 2017 at 5:20 AM


Delighted to announce that the latest versions of all four of my books - "Fire Horses", "Out of Office", "Kidology" and "Militant Factions" - are now available on Kindle at just £3 each.

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My latest HuffPost: How Do I Tell My Children Their Dad's A Big Fat Loser?

Posted on June 30, 2017 at 7:30 PM


On Tuesday, as I’m inspecting my navel (see past and indeed future blogs), out of the blue I get a call from the head of HR at the company that has been my main employer for almost four ...

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Fire Horses now on Kindle

Posted on June 25, 2017 at 4:40 AM


10 years after it was first accepted by Legend Press, my debut novel Fire Horses is finally available on Kin...

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Manchester London Kabul Baghdad love x

Posted on June 4, 2017 at 4:20 PM

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The reality of being a stay-at-home dad: my latest blog for The Independent

Posted on May 28, 2017 at 10:15 AM


"Daughter, 13, insists on being woken at 6.30am so she can watch Gumball from under blankets for 75 minutes before frantically ...

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LONG LIVE MANCHESTER...

Posted on May 27, 2017 at 5:20 AM

...My home town.

Leave migrants alone. Fuck the Jihadists.

Manchester. A City United.

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My new blog about being a stay-at-home dad: in today's Independent

Posted on May 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM

"If you'd asked me at 20 where I expected to be 30 years later, I'd probably have said deep-sea diving on Europa; my fr...

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How Corbyn can still be PM - read my blog at the Independent

Posted on April 27, 2017 at 6:15 AM

"OK, hands up: I voted for Jeremy Corbyn to be the new Labour leader in 2015. My reasons were sound at the time: I woke up in...

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My second novel Out Of Office - finally available on Kindle

Posted on April 18, 2017 at 4:45 PM


Delighted to announce that my second novel to be published with Legend Press, "Out of Office", is finally available on Kindle, seven years...

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My latest Spectator blog: the nightmare of school holidays

Posted on April 6, 2017 at 9:10 AM


"The decision by the Supreme Court to find against parent Jon Platt in his battle with his local education authority is both outrageou...

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How it feels to... give up drinking: in today's Sunday Times Magazine

Posted on January 29, 2017 at 4:00 AM

Between 9th November 2015 and 9th November 2016 I didn't touch a drop of alcohol...

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Hear me being interviewed by Eddie Mair on Radio 4...

Posted on January 4, 2017 at 2:05 PM


Just been interviewed by Eddie Mair on Radio 4's PM about why I'm coming round to the idea of Brexit. Or rather, having "lost" (I voted remain), why I now think it's probably time to stop whinging and get on with it (

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What a bloody year that was...

Posted on November 9, 2016 at 7:20 PM

Well, I made it. Didn't touch a drop of booze between 9th November 2015 and 9th November 2016. What a bloody year. Bowie, Brexit, now ...

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My year without alcohol special offer: I'll match donations up to £1,000!!!

Posted on October 18, 2016 at 9:30 AM

As my BILLIONS of regular followers will no doubt already be aware, on 9th November 2015 I commenced My Year Without Alc...

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No excuses - thanks to the Royal Literary Fund

Posted on September 18, 2016 at 8:15 AM


It's so easy to make excuses for not writing. No time, no money, bills to pay, I must eat, etc. However I have found I am now completely out of excuses, thanks to an incredibly generous grant courtesy of the Ro...

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