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August 30, 2013

‘The ability to choose doesn’t make us who we are, but the ability to lose.’ Unknown

Well, there’s no chance of that happening, as there are two exciting pieces of news to announce.

In the next few days, I shall be self-publishing my first novel AND a play.

The novel is called ‘The Land Beyond the Sea’ and the first of the Albert Adventures. Here is a brief synopsis:

The story begins with 14 year old Thomas Albert witnessing a brutal murder. Pursued by the two killers, he hides on board the merchant ship Ichnusa. His exciting new life as a sailor is cut short when they are attacked by the Hades, captained by the fearsome pirate Jack Douglas, infamously known as ‘Cyclops’. Forced into a life of piracy, Thomas faces a constant psychological battle as he struggles to come to terms with who he is. Chased by the Royal Navy, the Hades gets caught in a terrific storm and drifts wildly off course until they pick up a dying sailor who speaks of a mysterious island. The Hades sets off for land, thinking their troubles are over…

It is a fast-paced adventure, a swashbuckling thriller that reads like a Hollywood blockbuster. Full of action, it also addresses the ethical dilemma as Thomas is forced into being a pirate. It is also a tale of friendship and loyalty, betrayal and trust.


The play is called ‘For King and Country’ and could be described as a cross between ‘Journey’s End’ and ‘Blackadder 4’. I am releasing it as a theatre play but will also adapt it for radio and take it from there. But it reads alone as an amusing yet moving tale of life in the trenches and air of the Great War and the sacrifices made.

I’ll update with details when they’re out.



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