Category Archives: Dickens

Deciding the Dodger’s fate. #SampleSunday #HistNov

  Governor Gipps was a slim, dark-looking man with thick dark eye-brows underneath a receding fore-head.  This made him look as though he possessed a brain larger than the norm.  He leaned back in his chair and scrutinised Jack.  His … Continue reading

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Dodger and the Transportation Ship. #SampleSunday #HistNov

This is a sample from my novel ‘Artful’. It is available as an e-book from all good retailers. After being convicted of the theft of a snuff-box the prince of pick-pockets is sentenced to transportation to New South Wales.  As … Continue reading

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Girl on a Bus.

When I was fourteen or fifteen I saw a girl staring out of a bus window. She was four or five years older than me, very pretty with long dark hair. But it was not her looks which attracted my … Continue reading

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The Artful Dodger meets the Fowler household. #SampleSunday #Kindle

Dr Fowler commanded Jack to sit on the stool and remain silent.  All four turned expectantly towards the door as it opened and Surgeon Wills walked into the room. He beamed upon Fowler and Beatrice and bowed cordially to Lambert … Continue reading

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Talking with Lynn Shepherd

Today, I’m delighted to be talking with Lynn Shepherd, author of Murder at Mansfield Park and Tom-All-Alone’s.   When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer?  Was there a specific event that made you decide? I … Continue reading

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‘Artful’ #SampleSunday #Free today #Kindle #amwriting

Chapter 6 New Horizons The prisoners were taken out of the barracks and mustered along the quayside.  A party of Government officials appeared and, together with Lieutenant Bolt, passed up and down the line of men, studying their papers as … Continue reading

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Sensational Discovery. Oscar Wilde interviews.

I recently visited Paris with my wife.  One day, as we strolled along the Left Bank, a tremendous rain-storm sent us scurrying into an alley for cover.  It was quite dark in the alley and I banged my shin against … Continue reading

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