NEW Writing

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After the War is my forthcoming children’s book .

After the War is about the three hundred child concentration camp survivors who came to the Lake District nearly 75 years ago (who were known as the Windermere Boys).

Research has taken me across the UK and Europe.

More here. Pre-order here

I am very grateful to have the kind support of key witnesses and from Trevor Avery and the Lake District Holocaust Project. 

It will be published in 2020 by Barrington Stoke. (Apologies – this publication is slightly delayed from May in the interests of keeping publishers and printers safe. )


Read my blog about reading and writing history for the FCBG here.

If you want to know more about my new writing please use the form below.  Please be patient.  Our replies are not automated so you will get a personal reply.

Writing News Spring 2020

I am currently starting on a new writing project about the Arctic Convoys of the Second World War.  I have written other stories about the Army (Over the Line, The Last Try) and the RAF (Flyboy, Spitfire, Typhoon and Rugby Academy) and so it is very exciting to explore a new Naval story.  My research will be taking me from Plymouth, England to Loch Ewe, Scotland and hopefully further afield.

Thanks to the Imperial War Museums so far for their amazing audio archive of naval testimonies, I have completed my first draft, with many more to go!

There are many stages to my writing “process” but here’s an indication …

Stage 1





Stage 2





Stage 3






If you are want to know more about how i write – often useful for teachers to show pupils – I have some short writing tips films here.


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