Caravaggio and the art of the Counter-Reformation

I have always been interested in history and art. From the outset, my first love has been the art of Italy, in particular the Renaissance, but over the years I have gradually extended my areas of expertise to either side of that temporal region and, to a lesser extent, widened my scope of appreciation geographically.Continue reading “Caravaggio and the art of the Counter-Reformation”

Reduced price for ‘Hope Restored in Florence’

It’s been some time since I published the story of Lucrezia’s adventures in the beautiful city of Florence. The book can be enjoyed on a number of levels – a satisfying mystery, a paean to the jewel of the Renaissance, an exploration of some of the lesser known artists of the time or an insightContinue reading “Reduced price for ‘Hope Restored in Florence’”

Thank you for your reviews

A huge thank you to everyone who has posted reviews for ‘The Things You Think You Cannot Do’ on Amazon or Goodreads. Also to those who have discussed their views on the book in person. It’s hugely helpful and encouraging for a new author to receive feedback, both positive and constructively critical. The most recentContinue reading “Thank you for your reviews”

Publication day!

Finally it’s here – ‘The Things You Think You Cannot Do’ is available on Amazon as ebook and paperback. I’m very proud and excited having reached this stage. Please consider having a look on Amazon and consider buying the book. Here’s the link: If you enjoy the book, please leave a review on AmazonContinue reading “Publication day!”

Reflections two months on

It’s been fascinating and exciting reading through the proof file of ‘The Things You Think You Cannot Do’ prior to its forthcoming publication. As any of you who write will recognise, as a work nears completion you’re repeatedly checking and editing each section rather than reading the whole work again (well, at least I was!)Continue reading “Reflections two months on”

The Things You Think You Cannot Do

The ideas in my first novel came from my work experiences as a GP when I witnessed ordinary people facing extraordinary challenges. It was obvious that the pandemic and the lockdown was the time to put these writings together in the back stories of three fictional lives and imagine how these characters would face theContinue reading “The Things You Think You Cannot Do”