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I’ve been a journalist on newspapers and magazines for a quarter of a century. I specialise in business, the arts and travel.


Since 2001 I’ve been a freelance subeditor/copy editor on titles as diverse as Tatler, CNBC Business, Marketing Week and Funds Europe.


With the US release of George Orwell on Screen, I’m now an internationally published author.

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10 ways to play Winston Smith

In the beginning was the book: George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, published 8 June 1949. Eleven-and-a-half weeks later, on 27 August, American radio broadcast the first adaptation, starring David Niven as its much put-upon hero, Winston Smith… although, given the rape-and-murder fantasies he admits to, maybe we should call him an antihero. Winston’s a complicated guy, […]

My question for Elvis Costello

Not many people know that I’m a book about the musician Declan Macmanus, or as he’s better known, Elvis Costello. I was very proud of this about 20 years ago. This stems from the fact that in the 1990s, when I was a fan of his, the British music magazine Q came up with its […]

Extra, extra, read all about it

You know those actors who say: “I can’t bear to watch myself. I notice all my mistakes”? I finally have an inkling of what they mean. In the likely event that you haven’t been following my blog, I’ll recap. Last September, my book George Orwell on Screen was published in the US. In March, the […]

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