An interview I gave with Crime book Club after the publication of Influence.
Influence book launch
This was a great event and a lovely night at The Cross Keys pub in Nottingham. The film
includes my wonderful publisher Matthew Smith making a great speech, the guests all
testing their ability to read emotions on a person’s face, and a little hypnosis.
The Cloud Factory
This is a poem about the Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station, situated a few miles south of
Nottingham. It was inspired many years ago when I was driving past, taking two
young boys to see their seriously ill father who was in hospital in Leicester. ‘Look,’ said
the youngest boy, pointing at the smoke pouring out of the cooling towers, ‘it’s the cloud
The City Fox
This is the final poem in The City Fox collection. It was filmed on the spur of the moment
when I was in working in Coventry on a very different project with my good friend and
hugely talented filmmaker Steve Reynolds. Steve filmed and edited all of the films
Just say it
During the Scottish independence referendum I was asked to write and record a poem
expressing why I believe we are better together. I was keen to produce something that
would meet the brief whilst also saying something more about the importance of
relationships. To see the result click on the adjacent link .. I’m thrilled by the fact that, with
just a slight change, the poem has been read as part of several wedding ceremonies.
the City Fox
The Unlimited Podcast is the brainchild of the incredibly lovely Stu Williams. We met
for lunch in one of my favourite Indian restaurants, Malik’s in Cookham Berkshire,
and then spent much of the afternoon sat in my car talking about the City Fox.
On the Unlimited Podcast talking to Stuart Williams about debris.
The Brain always Wins
On the Unlimited Podcast once again – this time the focus is The Brain Always Wins.
Simons Says Big Weekend
Simon Says is a charity for children suffering bereavement. I had the great privilege of being asked to attend the Simon Says Big Weekend as guest speaker. Not surprisingly, it was a very moving experience.
You can find out more about Simon Says here: