About this blog

This is a window into the weird world of Anglicanism, as experienced on a Cathedral Close. Has anything much happened since Trollope's Barchester Chronicles? You will still see the 'canon in residence' hurrying across to choral Evensong, robes flapping, as the late bell chimes. But look carefully and you will notice he is checking the football score on his iPhone as he runs. This is also a writer's blog. It charts the agony and ecstasy of the novelist's life. And it's a fighter's blog. It charts the agony and ecstasy of the judo mat. Well, the agony, anyway.

Sunday 27 April 2014


Yes, over on my other blog, the return to Lindchester has happened.  Catch up quickly, or get left behind again! http://unseenthingsabove.blogspot.co.uk/

This sequel to Acts and Omissions has been commissioned by SPCK.  I'll be blogging it between now and Advent, and it will be published some time in 2015 as an actual book with paper pages, and also as an eBook, specially for you.