Monthly Archives: August 2015

Across the Great Divide – Chapter Two

HE WAS DEEP in thought when she called on him in his gilded study.  He looked up from his desk as she entered, his estate papers stacked in a pile.  They didn’t look touched, even glanced at.  Of more concern, … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter One

    Nothing in the world is single; All things by a law divine In one spirit meet and mingle. Why not I with thine? (Percy Bysshe Shelley, Love’s Philosophy, 1819) ‘CLOSE YOUR EYES NELL,’ said Sir George, his white … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – rationale

I’m tinkering with the idea of writing a novel for serialization in weekly parts.  It will, I hope, be of some use to my students on BA programmes in English/History and Creative Writing. Making up the story as I go … Continue reading

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Dark Satanic Mill – published 31 July and taking its chances on the market!

So here it is at last, and here’s what it’s about: Cheshire 1813. A tale set against the turbulent backdrop of Luddite riots and the final years of the Napoleonic Wars. Robbie Enright is a teenaged orphan indentured at a … Continue reading

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