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Tilting Against The Mainstream With Mandy, Charlie & Mary-Jane

My new novel Mandy, Charlie & Mary-Jane (published on 26 February 2013) was in part inspired by certain reviewers suggesting some of my earlier novels might be English equivalents of American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. The books that particularly … Continue reading

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The Tube Map Is Not The Territory

When I was standing on Homerton High Street in east London the other day a cyclist stopped and asked in an American accent if I could tell him how to get to Bermondsey and then Stratford. I had to explain … Continue reading

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The Attic Archive at the Cupar Arts Festival

The Cupar Arts Festival went head to head with The Frieze Art Fair once again this year, and for me there was no contest in terms of prioritising one over the other. I headed out of London and away from … Continue reading

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A Technicolor Dream

This 2008 DVD is¬†a TV-style talking head documentary that mainly covers the early years of stadium rock band Pink Floyd, and inadvertently reveals how they used the British¬†counterculture to hitch a ride to success. The Floyd themselves come across like … Continue reading

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