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Blog from the final ‘This Week’

‘This Week’ began 16 years ago and I began appearing regularly half way through its life span. For some inexplicable...

Felixstowe Book Festival

On the hottest day of the year so far, I make my first visit to the Felixstowe Book Festival. In...

Lowdham Book Festival

The Lowdham Festival has welcomed me three times before but ahead of this year’s event I join my interviewer, John...

Hull

The establishment of any new independent bookshop is a cause for celebration; doubly so when it’s in my former constituency...

Belfast

This photograph of me with Stephen Cosgrove, my interviewer at the Belfast Book Festival event last Thursday, shows my wife...

Tewksbury

As you can tell from this photograph of me shaking hands with Andrew Wilson whilst preparing to leave the Roses...

Nantwich

Crewe and Nantwich are often spoken of as one, which is unsurprising given that the two towns form one parliamentary...

Crewe

The Royal Hotel in Crewe was apparently constructed specifically to host a visit to the town by Queen Victoria. I...

Yarm

Like any author, I’m never happier than when selling books. Helping me at Yarm was Drake’s Bookshop of Stockton-on-Tees.  ...

Stoke Newington

If you look down to the right of this photo (taken on the roof-top of our hotel) you can just...

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