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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 88: "I knew the non-feeling..."

Posted on February 14, 2021 at 5:55 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 88: “I knew the non-feeling – relatively free of scars and scrapes, yet underneath a mess of short circuits and faulty wiring…”

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Pres...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 87: "...The claustrophobia of the crowded town..."

Posted on February 13, 2021 at 7:15 PM


#FireHorsesQuotes 87: “For years all that I could recall of Millmoor was the night: the claustrophobia of the crowded town, the agoraphobia of the hilltop fields, the desolation of the browning moorland and the dereliction of the redundant factories where my sometimes father sometimes worked. The wind on m...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 86: "Once I found her with an illustrated book of pirates..."

Posted on February 12, 2021 at 3:50 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 86: “Perhaps Sarah would be the artist I’d tried and failed to become; she was a pocket surrealist, and on mornings you found a sardine in your slipper you weren't surprised. Einstein’s theory of relativity couldn’t have explained the contents of her nappy; but to make u...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 85: "No dreamers"

Posted on February 11, 2021 at 3:30 AM

#FireHorsesQuotes 85: “I read the last two words of the personal ad, pretty much unparalleled in their savagery:

‘No dreamers.’”

My ...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 84: "The kites flew free of the ghetto into the shimmering wide space of sky"

Posted on February 10, 2021 at 3:40 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 84: “…What struck me about the view from the roof in the scorching heat of early morning was that in the other direction, over the corrugated slums, where among the clusters of vultures and crows circling mugging monkey gangs, fluttered shiny bits of paper on string. The children of...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 83: "...Horses stood rooted to the spot like cardboard cut-outs..."

Posted on February 9, 2021 at 3:30 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 83: “I’d spent the day looking through the dirty ice window, watching evil mists conceal faraway fields where horses stood rooted to the spot like cardboard cut-outs, the drift of pylons linking arms, electricity between them. I dreamed once that they’d dammed the valley, and ...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 82: "...Raindrops smashed like syringes..."

Posted on February 8, 2021 at 3:40 PM


#FireHorsesQuotes 82: “…drawing out the smells of shop garbage like salt draws blood from remnants of carpet; raindrops smashed like syringes…”

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press ...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 81: "Becky had once said she was an incurable romantic..."

Posted on February 7, 2021 at 6:15 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 81: "Becky had once said she was an incurable romantic; I had a dreadful feeling, deep down, that I might carry a cure."

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now availabl...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 80: "You always fancied lesbians."

Posted on February 6, 2021 at 4:50 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 80:

“You always fancied lesbians.”

“They’re easy to spot.”

“They drink pints?”

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#FireHorsesQuotes 79: "As a child I imagined all the star-atoms that make up one's body..."

Posted on February 5, 2021 at 3:00 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 79: “As a child I imagined all the star-atoms that make up one’s body stop vibrating with death: an ultimate stillness.”

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperbac...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 78: "...Coloured lights stretched to infinity..."

Posted on February 4, 2021 at 3:55 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 78: “...Coloured lights stretched to infinity like a huge model of space, except for all the ordered vertical lines of blocks of flats, offices and public buildings like astrological clusters of reason; places where things get done.”

My d...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 77: "London as the backdrop, monstrous, growing, oblivious..."

Posted on February 3, 2021 at 3:30 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 77: “Whipping out the camera I took some shots of his bloody stump, the grey limp hand, the rock-faced men and London as the backdrop, monstrous, growing, oblivious. Already I was planning how I’d present this misery for the delectation of others, a blow-up of his severed hand super...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 76: "The girl began to sing, the sweetest sound I'd ever heard..."

Posted on February 2, 2021 at 3:35 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 76: “The girl began to sing, the sweetest sound I’d ever heard; strands of a beach in Clare, rain, vivid memories fading…”

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in ...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 75: "Someone must be running things, if not God then the CIA"

Posted on February 1, 2021 at 3:40 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 75: "That’s why there are so many conspiracy whackos about. Someone must be running things, if not God then the CIA."

My debut novel, Fire Horses (#火马, #火馬), first published by Legend Press in paperback, is now avail...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 74: "...A grassland of hands dancing through the air as if sculpting light..."

Posted on January 31, 2021 at 6:30 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 74: “When a crocodile of teens embarked at Jones Brothers, I braced myself for their antics, their nudging and giggling and piss-water bombs; I hid my camera like porn beneath my coat. But after a few minutes in my solitary haze I noticed something, or the absence of something, and looked...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 73: "Together we watched the day's second dawn..."

Posted on January 30, 2021 at 5:10 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 73: “Cornwall fell into temporary darkness, and it was all the fault of the moon. Seagulls screeched and wheeled in their confusion then returned to precarious nests on the rocks, believing it was night. Down by the shore waves swept in, oblivious; flashing cameras recorded the eclipse fo...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 72: "Like foxes at night we'd prowl the rainy streets..."

Posted on January 29, 2021 at 3:25 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 72: “Like foxes at night we’d leave our respective houses while my father and her mother slept, and prowl the rainy streets, smashing windows, breaking in shops, sitting beside babbling rivers where ducks slept in the tough grass, setting fire to derelict factories for the warmth an...

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#FireHorsesQuotes 71: "...Every time you walk along an English country road..."

Posted on January 28, 2021 at 3:55 AM


#FireHorsesQuotes 71: "…Every time you walk along an English country road, it just seems to mock your mortality…"

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

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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 availab...

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#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 i...

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