A TRIBUTE TO ANNETTE

A few days ago I wrote a blog piece about stealing with glee – and how I’d stolen a little descriptive phrase for the colour and character of the sea in and around Eastbourne from my friend Annette Gampel, nee Warburton – with her permission –...

STEALING WITH GLEE

I’ve been indulging in a spot of daylight robbery today. I used to work for an innovation company that had a favourite mantra “Steal with glee” – the idea being that you should look for inspiration anywhere and everywhere and beg, borrow and...

PASSAGE TO INDIA

Another 1500 words in the bag and on track to hit 10,000 today or tomorrow. Not that it’s any indication of being well on the way, as even when the first draft is finished I know there’ll be lots of rewriting to do. I am relieved though that we are at last...

EASTBOURNE AND MY MOOD MUSIC

I’m now up to 7500 words on the new book and the protagonists are currently honeymooning in Eastbourne, staying at the Grand Hotel. As it’s 1936 the BBC was broadcasting its weekly concert from the Palm Court Orchestra there. I’ve just downloaded...

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