Johnny L’Anson is an extremely popular talk radio host. So it was great to appear on his show yesterday to talk about the Book ( I am on at about the 2hr 1′ mark) He’s based at the BBC on Leeds, but his show, which is a mix of music […]

Johnny l’Anson Show BBC


Oxford features a lot in The Very White Of Love. So it was a great pleasure to go into the studio yesterday and talk to morning host, Kat Gorman.(My interview starts at about 1hr. 10′) Nancy lived as a child in Cowley, where my grandfather was a tax inspector. And […]

BBC Radio Oxford


The Daily Mail ran a TWO-PAGE feature on the book yesterday. It was the perfect start to the launch day! Many thanks to Barbara Davies, a fine author in her own right, for her evocative account of the story. They also featured some beautiful photos, both of Nancy and Martin, […]

Daily Mail Features The Very White Of Love In Two-Page ...



Here is a list of upcoming bookshop, radio and festival appearances I will be making in the coming months for The Very White Of Love. The book publishes this Thursday, June 14th. It’s been a long, winding road. But we are nearly there! Graham Torrington Late Show Monday June 11th […]

Bookshop, Media and Festival Appearances


My interview on The Graham Torrington Late Show. It airs out of Birmingham. But it is relayed to a large audience all over the Midlands, via eight other stations, to places like Leicester and Stoke. It’s the longest interview I have done so far. It was also the first time […]

Interview On The Graham Torrington Late Show


Newspaper coverage is really important for an author. So thanks to Bob Rogers at The Abergavenny Chronicle for this nicely framed piece about the book. I spoke to him over the phone a few weeks ago and am delighted to see the piece today. A Box Of Love Letters STILL […]

The Local Is The New Global



BBC Hereford and Worcester – my local stations – very kindly had me on twice this week. One was for the evening drive programme – the other was the breakfast show. Both went really well, so I wanted to share them with you. Late Night Graham Torrington Tonight, I am […]

BBC Radio Interview


IMG_2307 BBC I am delighted to share this interview from yesterday’s BBC Midlands Today cultural correspondent, Satnam Rana. She and a cameraman came to my house in Herefordshire to film. Luckily, after a misty start, the weather was good enough to sit in the garden. I think you will agree […]

BBC Midlands Today Broadcast


IMG_2307 Introduction Chelsea Clinton was one of the stars of this year’s Hay Festival. So it was an honour and a pleasure to get to meet Chelsea Clinton and give her a dedicated copy of the book. She was there to promote her own book, Global Health, and I managed to […]

With Chelsea Clinton At The Hay Festival



Blogger alert! Today, my novel, The Very White of Love, became available on NetGalley.  This is another milestone on what has been a seven year journey from the first tentative sentences to publication on June 14th. So please do download a copy and write a review.

The Very White Of Love Goes Live On NetGalley