"No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe" wrote Donne. Well, Mike Tomkies tried his damnedest. Tomkies's books sold in their thousands in the 1980s, but in today's Nature Writing Revival he is nowhere to be found. Both my Dad and cousin Colin (with whom I went birdwatching in my teens, chugging around Fife … Continue reading Mike Tomkies: Wilderness(e) man
Month: December 2018
A completely unnecessary piece on Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman”
I had thought about compiling a ranking of Neil Gaiman's Sandman books in the manner of my previous (and gratifyingly popular) China Mieville and Clive Barker top 10s. But if you don't know Sandman, although they can be read as stand-alone volumes, you'll get more out of them if you read them in order. So … Continue reading A completely unnecessary piece on Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman”
The Sovereign Forest: chapters 3 and 4 now online
Head over to The Sovereign Forest to find out what's happening in Sherwood. Gisburne and the Sheriff make plans, and Robin and John make friends.
Nothing dates like a vision of the future. I was in Brussels recently for a family holiday. Lovely city; highly recommended. Anyway: we visited the Atomium. You might not know the name, but you know the image: "the steel balls". As a piece of architecture, from afar it looks like a toy; one of the … Continue reading Brussels Expo58
The Sovereign Forest: a tale of Robin Hood
The first chapters of my Robin Hood story are now available over at Fiction. Come back every Wednesday for the next instalment!