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Fog and Marsh (Essex Walks 2/2)

After an evening of shimmering mist in March, we emerged from our hotel to thick fog to continue our walk east of Southend, back out into the marshes and islands of the Essex coast. Our final destination was only a … Continue reading

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At the Top of the Harbour (Portchester Castle)

About a month ago, I posted this picture of the mouth of Portsmouth Harbour on Facebook. I was standing on a meeting place of old and new, on the edge of a modern outlet shopping centre, Gunwharf Quays, but below … Continue reading

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Across the border (a week in Liddesdale 1/2)

Some of you will know, from odd comments I’ve made here and there, that I’m working on a new ghost story set in the Scottish borders. A little bit of fun with a set of randomly generated map coordinates landed … Continue reading

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Five things I did on Spindrift’s release day :)

So, today my second full length ghost story, Spindrift, was released. I’ve been bust touring around chatting about the book, so I won’t say more here. I try to minimise my internet time on release days, because otherwise I spend a lot … Continue reading

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Ironbridge Gorge: Tiles, China and Tar

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my trip to Ironbridge and its pivotal role in the Industrial Revolution. This is a rather belated follow up post about the later industrial history of the Ironbridge Gorge. Although the initial industry … Continue reading

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The fruit is dead, and yet the leaves are green (Aldershot in Winter)

So, my hometown’s a shithole. Nobody disputes this. Even the locals call Aldershot “All-the-shit”. It’s sprawling, ugly, poor, the only local crime hotspot, the only place for miles where the houseprices won’t quite bankrupt you, it’s dirty, it’s lairy, it’s … Continue reading

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Rainbow Snippets (16th-17th January)

Another week, another six sentences for the amazing Rainbow snippets group on Facebook. If you’re not following this, do go and have a look, because loads of authors from eveyr corner of our genre are joining in to share six … Continue reading

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