I wrote yesterday about Fr John Gerard’s plan to escape from the Tower of London in 1597, a story I must have read as a child, but had then completely forgotten, even though it has everything you could possibly want from a great escape story. Having bribed his guard, so he could gain access toContinue reading “Escape from the Tower of London”
What do you make of this picture from the Prado? Anyone want to speculate on who painted it? Or its style? I’m not going to say any more about it for the moment but will post a few comments in a couple of days time.
Eugene Vodolazkin’s Laurus is a remarkable novel, partly because it challenges our notions of what the 21st-century novel should be.
Watch this space for news about my first children’s novel, ‘The Race,’ which will be published by Cranachan in early 2021. In this blog I look at both old and new books, at fiction and non-fiction, at literature written for adults and for children. I write about my books and the ideas that inspired them;Continue reading “Book Reviews and More”
My article for the Catholic Herald on the Chinese Labour Corps and the Chinese Prime Minister who became a Benedictine monk is now available online.