About

Writer, mainly fiction, but also sporadic poetry, screenplays. The occasional column. Photographer, wishing I was better at it. Also, doodler. Guitar noodler. Publisher, via Seventy2One. Born in the London Borough of Bromley. Now living in North Yorkshire. Previous lives in theatre, the Savoy Hotel, commercial television, events, brand consultancy, customer publishing. Make a great risotto; plenty of Parmigiano. Art lover (Albert Irvin, Neil Canning, Frank Bowling, Barbara Hepworth, Bernhard Vogel, Johnnie Cooper). Can ride a horse, just. Teetotal since April 2018. Ex motorcyclist. I have a thing for Lennon & McCartney. Also, flamenco, hand-wound watches, the sound of seagulls, first edition books, Mercedes W113 motorcars produced between 1963 & 1971, glasses (spectacles, not receptacles), big skies, Christmas carols, heady perfume, sepia, the architecture of cathedrals, racehorses, wind power, mince pies, handwritten postcards, lurchers, spaniels.

Formative Books: The Dreaming Suburb and The Avenue Goes to War, by R.F. Delderfield; Under Milk Wood, by Dylan Thomas; Less Than Zero, by Bret Easton Ellis.