All my fiction and non –fiction and my life has been about breaking down stereotypes. March 6 is the launch of Sculpting the Elephant. At 11 am I’ll be talking on BBC Radio Oxford about the book and particularly about
It will be possible to read Sculpting the Elephant as a moving love story and ignore the historical subplot but I hope it will grip readers. My Victorian polymath works for the Great Trigonometrical Survey - the nineteenth century equivalent
O what fun! The 'i' today Dec 27 has a feature on the huge gathering of fans of the Royal Enfield in Goa. The Royal Enfield is returning to its original home the UK Research in Leicester and manufacture in
It is beginning to feel real. My second novel set in Oxford and India is on the horizon. I have had to say farewell to Harry and Ramma- no more re-writes. C’est finit! Claret Press has designed the pre -
At times when politicians want to divide us, in my fiction, non-fiction and verse I want to celebrate our common humanity! Confluence brings together musicians, dancers and poets who have made their home in Oxford. Confluence invites diverse communities to
I love this video. https://www.facebook.com/WellRoundedLifebyattn/videos/672422466422857 It shows the stupidity of judging people by how they look. The wonderful Billy Jean King says 'We’d be better off as a society if we stopped assuming that people are the way we judge
aliens3 We can delude ourselves that we are not influenced by flattery. I admit that I liked being called 'An Exciting New Novelist '
Just published by the Folio Society The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana Illustrated by Victo Ngai Translated from the Sanscrit by Sir Richard Burton and Forster Fitzgerald Arbuthnot One of the world’s great literary legacies, this manual of virtuous living, courtship