Characters in Classic Novels with Personality Disorders

Laughs are at a premium these days, what with the pandemic still going on as a second Christmas approaches.That being so, I thought I’d use my recent renewed interest in personality disorders by subjecting some classic characters in fiction to a bit of the dreaded lay analysis.If this post gives a few readers a laugh, … Continue reading Characters in Classic Novels with Personality Disorders

Escapism for Troubled Times: Bargain ebooks ‘That Scoundrel Émile Dubois’ on sale for 0.99 on Amazon from 7 November 2020

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AOA4FN4 My novel, ‘That Scoundrel Émile Dubois’ , is on sale for 0.99 on Amazon here. From Kobo From here From Nookbooks From here You can get it with Reader sets price from Smashwords From here When writing this, I thought: 'Why ever not have a vampire love story full of humour, and why not … Continue reading Escapism for Troubled Times: Bargain ebooks ‘That Scoundrel Émile Dubois’ on sale for 0.99 on Amazon from 7 November 2020

Titles From Victorian Romantic Melodramas to Make You Smile

The news generally being fairly grim – again – and there being nothing like a laugh to raise the spirits, I thought I’d write some more about looking through the titles of best sellers of  the Victorian and Edwardian  era. And what better way than to begin with some of those by the subject of … Continue reading Titles From Victorian Romantic Melodramas to Make You Smile

Patrick Hamilton’s Dark Humour: ‘The Slaves of Solitude’.

I was delighted to discover recently that the works of Patrick Hamilton, one of my long favourite writers, have come back into fashion.  In fact, my favourite work by him 'The Slaves of Solitude' - generally regarded as one of his masterpieces - is currently ranking at 70,000 in the Kindle store. How far this … Continue reading Patrick Hamilton’s Dark Humour: ‘The Slaves of Solitude’.

More Comedy for Testing Times: An Extract from ‘Ravensdale’ (Now Free on Amazon ): Morpeth the Thief Taker, on the Trail of Reynaud Ravensdale, Calls in to Question the Landlord of the ‘The Huntsman’.

“If this ain’t a Bow Street Runner or some other thief taker, then I’m a Dutchwoman,” Kate told Suki, as they watched the short, stocky, dapper man came up to the Inn door. “Good morning, Sir. What will you have?” They knew he was staying with their rivals in The King’s Justice up the road. … Continue reading More Comedy for Testing Times: An Extract from ‘Ravensdale’ (Now Free on Amazon ): Morpeth the Thief Taker, on the Trail of Reynaud Ravensdale, Calls in to Question the Landlord of the ‘The Huntsman’.