Biography

Angling

Joseph Penstock was my mother’s father. He was a great man who died far too early. He was wise, funny and generous and I never remember seeing him really angry.  He was a small businessman [more…]

Biography

Deborah, Part Three

Oliver leans back in his chair, closes his eyes and again goes over the things that will happen during the course of the next few hours. It’s likely that…his Blackberry interrupts again; the paramedic’s here. [more…]

Biography

Deborah, Part Two

As he approaches Deborah’s apartment, the third this morning, Oliver detects a faint whiff of something unpleasant. Unpleasant but familiar. He hopes he’s mistaken but after another couple of steps he knows he’s not. Vomit, [more…]

Biography

Deborah, Part One

Oliver Harding is expecting a business-as-usual day at Bawlsinyore Court, a rather smart retirement housing scheme in a sleepy corner of Cambridgeshire where he’s the resident manager. Today the window cleaners will be here and [more…]