'A richly evocative story of heartache and secrets.' The Mail on Sunday reviews The Light Keeper

The Light Keeper is a potent debut novel that weaves a richly evocative story of heartache and secrets.

Should the water be up to the windows?

No, of course not. But there I was, singing a song on board a boat on the Thames when I saw the water was undoubtedly, unnervingly, half way up the glass. People were looking worried. They were looking for the exits. I was worried. Wouldn’t you have been? Look at it … Thanks to HelenContinue reading “Should the water be up to the windows?”

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Hearts and minds

A big day for organ donation today as the Bill to change the system gets its third and final reading in the Lords ahead of becoming law next year. Here’s a piece I wrote for the Guardian today, exploring what that means. By coincidence, my book The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away was featuredContinue reading “Hearts and minds”

The true story of The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away, a modern medical miracle, told live on stage

It’s my privilege to say that on Friday, February 9 I will be telling the incredibly moving true story of The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away on stage at the Birley Centre in Eastbourne, with some of the money raised on the night going to the Donor Family Network charity. Put on by HarryContinue reading “The true story of The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away, a modern medical miracle, told live on stage”