Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Enfield Poltergeist

It’s Halloween time again and this year I’d like to tell you about one of the best documented and most irrefutable cases of otherworldly spookiness that shook London in the 1970’s and quickly came to be known as The Enfield … Continue reading

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New book promo video & poems from Very Sad Poetry

A few weeks ago I released my new book, Very Sad Poetry.  Thank-you to everyone who as purchased a copy, for a few days I was giving William Wordsworth a run for his money on the Amazon ranking charts and … Continue reading

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Interview with Stephen Liddell – Creator of 101 Most Horrible Tortures in History

Originally posted on Jo Robinson:
Just in time for Halloween, I’ve got a bit of historical true to life gore to share with all of you lovely innocents, and a lovely suggestion for a fascinating read. I recently designed three…

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The Battle of Agincourt & Why It Still Matters Today!

Today marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, one of countless historical battles one has to remember if you are interested in English or British history.  This one though has gained something of a mythical status.   In … Continue reading

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Happy Back To The Future Day!

There are two ways to waste our lives on this planet.  One is the way that some keep getting excited  for the next Apocalypse, seemingly a little pointless in my mind and I can say that having survived several hundred … Continue reading

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My New Book – Very Sad Poetry

I’m delighted today to be able to announce the release of my first ever book of poems, Very Sad Poetry.   I felt very strongly that there are a great deal of poetry books on happy subjects of love, friendship … Continue reading

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Very Sad Poetry Book – Cover Art For My New Book

They say there is no money in poetry but there is no poetry in money. Some things though are more important than money like ones soul. I’ve deliberately chosen a genre very different than any I have written before and … Continue reading

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Edith Cavell – Patriotism Is Not Enough

Many of us are familiar with the phrase “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel”, a quote that remains as true today as it was when it was first coined and is still evident by many politicians in particular … Continue reading

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Sights from the moors

During our days out on holiday we spent quite a lot of time just driving around.  The weather was entirely perfect every day and we all enjoyed just being somewhere where there were no people and often no birds or … Continue reading

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Britain and America – Two countries separated by a common language

In the last day or two, Scott Waters from Florida has hit the headlines after his recent stay in the U.K. with his list of generally complimentary things he has to say about our country.  I must say he makes … Continue reading

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