Category: Writing

Ancient and still surviving – The Great Forest of Middlesex

Well, when I say surviving,  I actually mean pockets of a great forest still survive.  It would be a parallel universe where an ancient forest , especially around London, still exists in its original form!  By pockets, I mean fragments now protected by being country parks and nature reserves such as Harrow Weald Common, Scratchwood  in Barnet … Continue reading Ancient and still surviving – The Great Forest of Middlesex

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How did I come to be writing non-fiction in the History genre? Part One!

I have to say, firstly, that I never intended to write non-fiction.  There was often the thought that crossed my mind of not being clever enough but also the sheer amount of work needed.  Oh no, that wasn't me!  I was going to write short stories and novels galore, left alone in my own world … Continue reading How did I come to be writing non-fiction in the History genre? Part One!

My book on Amazon!

I seem to have appeared on Amazon, Waterstones and Blackwell's ... which is nice. Very nice indeed. I'm writing for a specialised local history series published by Amberley Publishing, called The Secret Series. It is about unearthing little-known facts, secret histories of a particular area - in my case, I wrote about the area I … Continue reading My book on Amazon!