Monthly Archives: May 2011

Wedding of the Kelpies

A strange event at Sandsend this week. The betrothed took a stroll at low water. Then joined the other lovers. And, singing a strange music, returned beneath the waves. Advertisements

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Return to Northallerton

After 500 years Tom Fleck went back to Northallerton – in a sense. Well, we took some copies of his story to a new bookshop in that market town. On the way, there was another return journey – we called … Continue reading

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Sir Nigel Gresley

On a visit to Levisham, a tiny halt on the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway, this famous locomotive steamed in. She is named after her designer, a Derbyshire engineer who designed many famous locos: The Mallard and The Flying Scotsman. … Continue reading

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Historical Novel Society reviews ‘Tom Fleck’

Another review has just appeared and I’m very pleased that this American reviewer enjoyed Tom Fleck. I had been a little anxious about its reception across the Atlantic – that I might need to make big changes to the dialogue … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

She was dressed better than most on that hill top. A place where you can buy money. You might want to spend a penny. Find just the lock for the outside ‘nettie’. Stroke the patina from long-gone hands. Or chat … Continue reading

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UFO over Hartlepool

Winter c. 1949, West View council estate, Hartlepool. ‘Goal!’ Rueben Wright shouted as the lop-sided football crashed into the garden gate. The metal sneck clattered as the wood of the gate took the shock and a bit more green paint … Continue reading

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