Short stories

I love listening to audio stories. I love the way a story can leap from the page. Aided by strong coffee and a good lunch (no little deception), I invited Regine Candler to the studio to record a couple of my stories. She has spent a great deal of her working life recording voice-over, stories for children, poetry and I am so pleased she took the time to bring my words to life.

The Rollerskate’ was written in Paris and the shop exists on the hill leading to Montmartre. The interior is in my head but exactly as I wanted it to be.

I like to think ‘Lost For Words’ is a very English look at writing group, book club, church hall committee, you name it….anywhere we’re gathered together with an agenda.

‘The Cloth We’re Cut From’ is a story about how the gentlest of memories can lead to friendship. Read by Rosie Taylor. 

James McParland’s Choice

James McParland’s Choice is about one man, his wife and a plan of enviable simplicity.


I never saw the point in Woodwork lessons…


Moscow 1996.Tightrope is a story about tragic loss and revenge.

Keep The Red Flag Flying

My grandfather enjoyed a colourful career behind the wheel. Keep The Red Flag Flying is based on fact, though some details may be inaccurate or incomplete.






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