The Heist Sequel

I’m about to start work on The Heist sequel called The Getaway. Don’t worry. That’s about as much of a spoiler as I’m planning. The second instalment of the Lagotti Family follows the two weeks after the Heist and will have another multi-character storyline. I’m looking forward to returning to some of my favourite fictional …

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A Sense of Proportion

If you spend your time living in a Western bubble, sometimes you need to get some perspective. Why do I mention this? An article in The Guardian (yes, I read that publication a lot) covered the reversal of decision by Cambridge University Press to stop self-censoring its journal articles in China. Long story short: CUP …

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Quiz Time

The Guardian has added to the literary cannon with a quiz so in the interests of total transparency, here it is. Like so many others on the Internet-connected planet, I love a good quiz and have also taken part in many pretty rubbish ones too. Fill your boots!

Website Launch

Discussion

I know this is a terribly self-referential post but I’m pleased to announce that this website has been launched and is now live. This has taken several weeks of work to get it to this rudimentary point but now it exists on the internet. The site’s aim is to act as a conduit between readers …

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Smiley :-)

People

A double whammy: John le Carre releases a new book containing what must count as his most famous character: George Smiley. Then he announces he is going to appear in public at London’s Royal Festival Hall. Back of the net! The joy of le Carre is in the journey, not the destination, to my mind. …

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