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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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"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 ...

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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 refuellin...

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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 las...

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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 be...
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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 a...

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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 Synchy...

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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. ...

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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 – m...

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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&#...

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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 a...

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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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The Wonders of Oz: my latest travel feature in the Daily Mail

Posted on February 7, 2019 at 2:30 AM

Standing beneath a blazing Outback sun with my wife and two children, I am staring at a rock.

It's a big rock -not as bi...

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My latest Spectator article on social housing in today's magazine

Posted on January 17, 2019 at 2:40 PM

“On turning 50, I realised I’d never own my own home. What bank wo...

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"To remember times past, I took a trip down memory lane - literally..."

Posted on November 25, 2018 at 7:20 PM

"When Mark Piggott realised how many events and places that were impor...

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Hear me discussing Brexit with Emma Barnett on BBC 5 Live

Posted on November 14, 2018 at 8:10 AM

Just been a guest on 5 Live where I discussed Brexit with the wonderful Emma Barnett. You can hear our discussion here.


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"Ian Davenport Lines Up Colorful Vision": read my interview with this fantastic artist

Posted on October 1, 2018 at 7:35 PM

Recently I was lucky enough to meet Turner-shortlisted artist Ian Davenport ahead of his new display at at the Waddington Custot Gallery in London. Read my interview at the Blouin Art Info website.