martes, 26 de marzo de 2013

So Very British

I have passed the UK citizenship test! I knew all about the Queen, the Olympics and poppies! I know my Stonehenge from my Cleopatra's needle. With a litlle bit of history and a love of the Royals I was in. I can stay!
I am not convinced that this is the best method. Maybe it would be more advisable to draw up a warning list for future immigrants, something along the lines of 'Have you really thought this through?'
They should be told about manners, the p's and q's of polite refusals or insincere invitations, about the acceptable decibel levels of conversation. There should also be a mention of children and their undesired presence, about the Establishment and its influence on Everything That Moves. More about how the ex-Empire had inspired All Things Good, from kettles to religious tolerance. Perhaps a brief mention of the fact that London is still considered by us to be the centre of the world.
That would be more efficient than  zealous border guards armed with quizzes. Try it.

martes, 12 de marzo de 2013

New novel soon out!

Hi All,
I would like to thank all of you who have taken the trouble to download and read my work - the response has been fantastic!
I will soon be launching a new novel, entitled Thick and Fast. It will be available on Amazon probably in May or June.
In the meantime all of my previously published novels and short stories are available at, or via my website For free!

Once again, thank you all for your support.