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A Bit About Me

Once upon a time, a young law student of St John's College Cambridge could be found sneaking out of the university library and wandering into Heffers Children's bookshop on Trinity Street. There he lost himself in Lord of the Rings, Swallows and Amazons, and the Lion, The Witch and Wardrobe. Many years later he began spinning his own tales of fantasy in a university already steeped in myth and legend.

This site is dedicated to Cambridge Gothic, a New Adult fantasy series set in this ancient city where things are never quite as they seem. The first book in the series, College of Shadows, takes place in my old college where a new intake of Freshers stumble upon a dark entity lurking within its cloistered courts. Think A Secret History meets Stranger Things with a dash of Downton Abbey authentic detail. 

For younger readers or those of us who fell under the spell of Harry Potter, you might like my other fantasy series, The Hidden Tales, funded by the Arts Council of England. Book One - Riddle of the White Sphinx, is an illustrated mystery book involving the museums of Cambridge where readers solve clues and decipher code to find a unique artefact hidden somewhere in the city. The book will be on sale in July 2019. For more information, visit the Hidden Tales.

I hope you enjoy both series as much as I enjoyed writing them.