The Right Words

The more I write the more I realise that, for me at least, writing is a continuous process of improvement. The first word, or sentence, or paragraph, is rarely adequate. There are always alternative words that communicate much the same thing, but not exactly the same thing. To my mind, the writing process is a journey […]

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Last Summer Night

I am currently working on my second novel, Last Summer Night, which will be published early in 2019. It is a dark comedy about a suicidal teenager, but with a very positive theme. It is set in Kirkwall in the Orkneys, which is a place I have come to love because the past and the […]

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The Illustrations

Having always wanted to be a book illustrator, Celia Turner has drawn these lovely fish for the book cover of The Falmouth Son. They are a selection from the 150 or so fish species that have been caught around the British Isles. Not many people realise the variety of fish, as well as other forms […]

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Falmouth Maps

These two maps reveal two very different Falmouths. The one I love to visit and the one I dream about. Both the real town and the imaginary one combine to form the setting for the story of mystery and romance which you will find in The Falmouth Son. Maps don’t often have centres, but they […]

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