Friday, February 27, 2015

Stranger than Fiction book signing



 'A fascinating book which I wholeheartedly recommend' Chris Gray, The Oxford Times.

I'll be signing copies of my new book 'Stranger than Fiction, The Life of Edgar Wallace, the Man who Created King Kong', at WH Smith's 22, Cornmarket Street, Oxford on Saturday 28th February from 10am- 4pm.

If you'd like a signed copy but can't get to tomorrow's signing, copies can be ordered via the form on the top right.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sherlock Holmes creator's real-life mystery



This new piece of mine appears in today's Daily Express.

He was the man who created the most famous fictional detective of all time. 
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gave the world Sherlock Holmes but in 1907 the author decided to play detective in real life. He set out to solve the mystery of what had been called the Great Wyrley Outrages- and clear the name of a man who he believed had not just been wrongly convicted but was also the victim of racial prejudice.

You can read the whole piece here.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Edgar Wallace- the writer who created King Kong



My new feature on Edgar Wallace- pegged to my recently published biography of the prolific author- in today's Daily Express.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

I'm confused, can anyone help me? Part 4



I’m confused. The first thing I’m confused about is the suspension of NBC news anchor Brian Williams. Williams said he’d been in a helicopter which had come under fire in the Iraq war when he hadn’t been...

You can read the whole of I'm confused, can anyone help me? Part 4 here

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Protests in Kiev show deep divisions growing in Ukraine



Above you can watch my latest interview for RT on the ever-worsening situation in Ukraine.
More on this story here.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The only way to travel: 100 years of the British passport

Before the First World War it was relatively easy for anyone to enter or leave Britain without official documentation....

You can read the whole of my Daily Express piece on the history of the British passport here.