The Creature Behind The Curtains

The Creature Behind The Curtains

Memories of a childhood room can haunt you forever. The chapter ‘The Creature Behind the Curtains’, from my novel ‘Another Life’, describes fearful recollections from my pre-school years. On summer mornings before my parents and sisters woke, I would explore forbidden downstairs places. These included the front parlour, reserved for special occasions and visitors. One […] more…
My New Album, to be Released July 2021

My New Album, to be Released July 2021

So, fifty years after recording it as a demo disc intended for friends and family, my first album is released on vinyl on 5th April. Band members included my schoolfriend, Mike Conn (a songwriter genius), Joy Sarney, who had a novelty hit in 1977 that reached number 26 in the charts and her husband, Martin.  […] more…
The Sunken Land Begins To Rise Again by M. John Harrison

The Sunken Land Begins To Rise Again by M. John Harrison

This is the first work by M. John Harrison that I have read; I am impressed. There are many strengths, especially the originality of the language and the creation of an ominous atmosphere. For once, the term ‘brooding’ is apt. Shaw meets Victoria in a pub on a wet afternoon – there is a lot […] more…
Mr Wilder & Me by Jonathan Coe

Mr Wilder & Me by Jonathan Coe

When I started reading Jonathan Coe’s Mr Wilder and Me, the thought occurred that the pleasure gained from reading his prose almost makes the story redundant. It did not take long to become fully immersed in this warm-hearted and moving book.Calista, a film composer, reflects upon her life at a time of change. Her twin […] more…
The Challenges Of Book Cover Design

The Challenges Of Book Cover Design

The cover design of my latest novel, Another Life, has been praised by reviewers, bookshops and readers. Undoubtedly, most of the credit must go to my publisher, Burton Mayers Books, for their accurate interpretation of the story and creation of a compelling image. Cover design is both an art and a science. The objective is […] more…
Another Life: Blog Tour Reviews

Another Life: Blog Tour Reviews

I have recently completed a book blog tour and am delighted to receive so many positive reviews. Here is a selection of the comments… ‘Beautiful writing, scenery descriptions were stunning, Oliver was fantastically written with depth and understanding.’ ‘A book that blends fact, fiction and mythology into a very neatly woven and extremely readable narrative […] more…
Lyra Has Decided It’s Time For Her To Read ‘Another Life’

Lyra Has Decided It’s Time For Her To Read ‘Another Life’

Lyra has decided it’s time for her to read Another Life. click here for video more…
Another Life Book Blog Tour 25th Jan-3rd Feb 2021

Another Life Book Blog Tour 25th Jan-3rd Feb 2021

Looking forward to my book blog tour 25th January to 3rd February 2021 for Another Life, organised by Love Books Group. A good mixture of Twitter and IG book bloggers. More to follow… more…
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