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The Black Page: Interviews with Nazi film-makers

Never-before published interviews with those at the heart of Goebbels’ propaganda machine – the Nazi Marilyn Monroe, Lilli Marlene’s composer, Leni Riefenstahl’s cameraman, Goebbels’ secretary Brunhilde Pomsel and many more. Buy it here. A last chance to hear from key figures from the Nazi film industry Wilfred von Oven: Press officer to Joseph Goebbels Marianne […]

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Fallen Order

Newly re-published as an e-book: Fallen Order: Intrigue, Heresy and Scandal in the Rome of Galileo and Caravaggio. “As racy and full of machinations as The Name of the Rose… meticulously researched and beautifully written”, Guardian Buy it here In 1643, after a failure by the Church hierarchy to deal with child abuse scandals (paedophile priests) […]

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Guerrilla gardening, Chelsea Fringe and the Magical Orchard

At the end of December, having some spare rhubarb crowns, we tiptoed out to the local library, where I had spotted an empty bed. We planted the crowns and slunk off. A few weeks later they were sprouting, but someone had pulled up two of the plants. So I stuck a little sign up, explaining […]

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Researching creative non-fiction

Visit to Birkbeck’s BA in Creative Writing class to talk to students about the process of researching creative non-fiction. Listen to the podcast here

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Chelsea Fringe Edible Herbal High Road

The Edible Herbal High Road for the Chelsea Fringe was launched with great fanfare and a day of herbal workshops on 18th May. 60 mini-herb gardens now grace the streets of Chiswick, along with a herbal  knot garden with living willow structure on Turnham Green, opposite the Town Hall. Lots of good press coverage for […]

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Blue Lady Reading

 Blue Lady Reading finally emerged from the kiln. Much bluer than I expected, and with a strange blue sock where I dipped her like Thetis in the Styx, and she duly came out of the glaze like Achilles with a duff heel. She’s engrossed in her book and unaware of the world around her. She was […]

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