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2012/13 Dates
(A record of a wonderful 2011 may be found


Apr 13th to Aug 24th

Nova Scotia, Canada, writing The Subtle Thief Of Youth!

Positional Vertgo coverSeptember

Editing the stories for Positional Vertigo



The Subtle Thief of YouthOct 19th Cambridge

The Subtle Thief Of Youth Published by Askance.


DJ Wiseman at Cambridge 105fmOct 28th Cambridge 105fm
Breakfast Show

Excellent chat about The Subtle Thief of Youth and Positional Vertigo with Julian Clover and Caroline Jaine on the Cambridge 105fm breakfast show

Blue Smile ProjectNov 1st Waterstone's

12 noon - reading for 10 to 13 year-olds in Stories for Smiles event to raise funds for The Blue Smile Project. A lovely occassion that was rewarded by a thank-you hug from a girl who enjoyed listening to Gangsta Granny.

Positional VertigoNov 6th The Hopbine,

Launch of Positional Vertigo, short story collection from Askance Publishing at The Hopbine, Cambridge 6pm - 9pm. A chance to talk about the stories, meet some of the authors and hear readings from the them. Thoroughly enjoyed by everyone involved. 


The Subtle Thief of YouthNov 13th Cambridge

Launch of The Subtle Thief of Youth at The Hopbine, Cambridge 6pm to 9pm. Local media along with old friends, new friends and people out for a quiet pint, joined together to make an excellent evening. 

Nov 15th Cambridge 105fm

Drive-time interview with Julian Clover about The Subtle Thief of Youth.

Waterstone'sNov 24th  Cirencester, Glos

An excellent day with The Subtle Thief of Youth in the heart of the Capital of the Cotswolds. Met some old friends and made some new ones.

Waterstone'sDec 8th Witney, Oxon

A thoroughly enjoyable time signing The Subtle Thief of Youth in the wonderful Waterstones Witney branch. The usual mix of book-talk and good humour in one my favourite bookshops.

Dec 12th Cambridge

5pm to 7pm An early evening reading and a chance to meet some of the authors of the Positional Vertigo short stories.

Dec 15th - Cambridge 105fm

Interview with Simon Bertin in his Arts Roundup show at 11am

Plurabelle Books

Dec 18th Plurabelle Books

Book signing and readings from The Subtle Thief of Youth at Cambridge's legendary Plurabelle Books. A special evening with new friends and old, certainly something to remember with great pleasure.

Jan 26th St Neots

A lovely time signing The Subtle Thief of Youth (and A Habit of Dying) in the charming market town of St Neots, where staff and customers made it a very happy day.

Waterstone'sFeb 2nd Cambridge

Wow! What a great afternoon signing The Subtle Thief of Youth for new readers in the spectacular Cambridge Waterstones.

Feb 23rd Bishop's Stortford

Book signing The Subtle Thief of Youth in the welcoming Bishop's Stortford Waterstones. Such a welcoming first visit to the town, hopefully not the last.

Mar 2nd Oxford

Delighted to be back in the beautiful city of Oxford signing The Subtle Thief of Youth. Another beautiful day in the city that never disappoints.

Mar 9th Bedford

It was simply one of the best days yet in a Waterstones store. A sell-out is something to be pleased about just from the numbers, but when linked with enthusiasm and the warmest of welcomes from a town I'd never visited before, it was something special.

May 1st London
Houses of Parliament

An amazing day in Westminster helping Askance Publishing launch their important new title, Dr Haider Al-Safi's Iraqi Media: From Saddam 's Propaganda to American State-Building.


May 25th Bedford


Wonderful to be back to Bedford so soon after spending a day there. Another lovely welcome from staff and customers alike.

June 12th Bampton

Coffee, cakes and chat together with a few readings from The Subtle Thief of Youth in Bampton Library at 11am. What a pleasure to be so warmly welcomed.


Sep 16th Lunenburg
South Shore Genealogical Society

Very exciting to be able to accept a long-standing invitation to a meeting of the society in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. (Read more . . .)