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Twisted Winter

My short story Losers will appear in the anthology Twisted Winter edited by Catherine Butler.

A Bracelet Of Bright Hair

I'm very excited about my new book on reading poetry, A Bracelet of Bright Hair. Click the link to find out more about it, and read the introduction.

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Christina Rossetti

Virago have reissued my biography of Christina Rossetti. Available from Amazon and on the Kindle store.

The Latest From My Blog: Life, Writing and the Unwelcome Guest

21 Apr 2014

Second Lieutenant P.E. Thomas

…otherwise better known as the poet Edward Thomas, and whose grave we went to visit earlier this year, in the little cemetery at Agny, near Arras. Edward Thomas was a strange and difficult man,  depressive and quite unsuited to  domestic life, despite the attempts of his adoring wife Helen to make it a perfect one […]

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11 Apr 2014

The Girls of Troy

I bought this little owl in Nauplion in Greece a few years ago, and ever since then, she’s been sitting on my windowsill, watching me as I write. We were then on our way to Mycenae, where I stood under the Lion Gate and thought about Agamemnon and Troy. The Iliad is the strangest of epics […]

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1 Apr 2014

History again.

  Let me introduce you to a piece of artwork by Frances Thomas aged twelve-and-three-quarters.  As you can see there is a lot going on in this picture, and I can assure you that all the detail is accurate. I was obsessive about detail, and still am to a certain extent. I can’t move on […]

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