Why are so many black people in jail?

This has been a bad year for people who care about the truth.  There was the Brexit Referendum.  Statistics and other so-called facts thrown around all over the place.  Poor old NHS! Then the Americans had an election.  More of the same.  Lots. More people should read...

A horse’s tale

You may be aware that I have begun writing fiction, but what I am about to tell you really is true.  [I am in the company of John Cleese, Bernard Cornwell and the late Malcolm Muggeridge, to name only a few, in observing that some of the most bizarre stories in the...

What has Donald Trump got to do with historical fiction?

Donald Trump’s election has been one of the most divisive events in recent times.  It has engendered fear in some, whilst others voted for Trump out of fear. As I am a Briton, you may say I am out of order commenting on American politics, but we are all going to...

The Dorset Book Detective – Interview

Hannah, aka The Dorset Book Detective, has just been kind enough to interview me by e-mail for her blog.  I thought the questions were very good.  I hope some people will like the answers.  Here is the interview, showing her questions and my answers in case you are...