Lambeth Libraries – An Open Letter to Councillor Jane Edbrooke

I was recently asked by a local librarian to do all I could to help save five Lambeth libraries, and – just as importantly – the jobs of the librarians who work in them. If, after reading this, you’d like to contact Councillor Jane Edbrooke, her email address is jedbrooke@lambeth.gov.uk.   Dear Councillor Jane Edbrooke, why shouldn’t you […]

December 2014

There’s been activity. Life-Like is out. It’s a collection of interlinked short stories, concerning the lives of Paddy & Agatha (from Ghost Story) and the individuals that they meet, and the individuals that those individuals meet, and so on. Some of the stories have appeared elsewhere:  ‘Paddy & Kavita’, SHORT FICTION, Issue 2, 2008, edited by Anthony Caleshu ‘Agatha […]

Hanging with the Dead Boys

  ‘Neil Gaiman has given me permission to write Death.’ About nine months ago, I found myself whispering this sentence to a comics’ fan. It was an attempt to impress them. They were impressed. I was impressed. I was also scared. Although I wasn’t really supposed to tell anyone, I had been given the extraordinary […]