Thanks Dad!

  This blog is a small tribute to my dad, Bob Sanderson, my chief mining consultant in the writing of Netherwood. Without him, I wouldn’t have known how much coal a small colliery might have produced in a year, or what sort of noise the winding gear made when the …

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First time nerves

Two weeks ago I sat before a paying audience with the Independent columnist John Walsh and the distinguished novelist and screenwriter Deborah Moggach, at an event at the Woodstock Literary Festival. I was there not because the organisers knew I was a reliable speaker, or because my reputation as an …

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Nearly there..!

Well, publication date is fast approaching and here I am, writing my first blog on my own website. Life has certainly taken an interesting turn since Little,Brown agreed to publish Netherwood and its sequel in December last year. I’d often wondered how it must feel to get that call; every …

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