Two of my Best books get a makeover

New Editions From the Foam of the Sea my first novel published in 2007 and not available for several years is now out in a new edition published by Amazon with their Kdp service https://kdp.amazon.com . Something I have been meaning to do for a long time and proved to...

Charles Causley War Poet

The name Charles Causley may not immediately spring to mind when considering war poets. Yet of his 270poems fifty were set during or around his war service. Even many of the others were imbued with the dark shadow of war. There is no doubt he was haunted by the...

With Sadness

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover. Yet a cover can make a significant difference. Which was the case with my forth book The Battle of Matapan 1941which was published in 2011. The cover was based on the painting of maritime artist Dennis Andrews. Known as...

Petrol Heads Unite

Away from writing one of my main interests is motoring, motor racing, and model cars. For many years I have been a keen member of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club www.aroc-uk.com and have written several articles for the club magazine Alfa Romeo Driver. There I said away...

Ideas: Where do they come from?

That is a question that often comes up when I meet readers at various events. It is often a surprisingly difficult question to answer. As when asked this question it is often naturally about the book I am promoting at the time or even one from my back list. Whereas at...

On Its way. Another edition of my bestseller.

The publishers Casemate are about to release a paperback edition of my best selling Ian Fleming and Operation Golden Eye: Spies, Scoundrels, and Envoys Keeping Spain out of World War II. Had Spanish dictator Francisco Franco decided to abandon Spain’s neutral stance,...