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A life-changing session with a “psychic love coach”

This is a rather sweet piece I wrote for The Times in 2005. I came across it online the other…

Battle of the Boyne: myths and misconceptions

It was only when I began to research Blood’s Campaign – the third book in the series about my distant relative Holcroft…

Holcroft Blood – the world’s first autistic action hero

One of the weirdest things about being a novelist is how your characters come to life. I used to think…

My new Robin Hood novel

Some of you know this, some don’t – but I’ll tell you anyway. I’m writing a new addition to The…

Update: two more Holcroft Blood books coming your way

It’s been a month or so since I blogged on this site so I thought I would tell anyone who…

Cover reveal: Blood’s Campaign

I’ve been sent the cover of the third book in my 17th-century Holcroft Blood series – Blood’s Campaign. This is…

Bad news/good news about Robin Hood and the Caliph’s Gold

As the old joke goes, I have good news and bad news about the novel I’m writing: Robin Hood and…

The Knowledge Factory (or why education is cleverer than you think)

I was lying in bed early this morning (bloody summer – the daylight often wakes me at 5am through cracks…