Welcome to my website where you can find out more information about my work. My first book, Out of the Classroom and Into the World, was published in 2018, my first novel, Between Darkness and Light, is being published in a couple of days time and another couple of books, Did Jesus go to School? and other questions about parents, children and education and 50 Books for Life: A Concise Guide to Catholic Literature, are due out shortly after that.

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My first novel, Between Darkness and Light, is now available for pre-order from Waterstones, Foyles and Amazon. Join me for the book launch at the Caterham Festival: 7.30pm on 24th June at the Soper Hall, Caterham, Surrey.

‘A shape flew towards him, blurred and uncertain, then the terror of anticipation was driven out by pain and horror. Weilian Tell missed the apple. The arrow’s sharp, bright tip pierced his eyeball.’

Shanghai 1900. Blinded in one eye during a childhood game of William Tell, Wang Weijun loses himself in a world of magic, languages and Shakespeare. When the Great War begins, he seizes the opportunity to leave his past behind by signing up as a translator for the Chinese Labour Corps. However, what he finds in France jolts him out of his one-eyed admiration for the West and plunges him into a new and wholly unexpected battle in which East and West, tragedy and comedy, love and suffering meet, and the darkness of war is illuminated in ways he could never have anticipated. Between Darkness and Light is a novel about blindness, an unconventional love story, a war novel in which there is no fighting, and a post-war novel about the meeting of East and West.

Did Jesus go to School

Did Jesus go to School? and other questions about parents, children and education is due to be published in late June / early July 2019. Watch this space for further updates.