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.

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Trouble at the Lindchester Mill

Of course there's trouble.  You can't write a novel without trouble in it.  People occasionally chide me for not creating nice ordinary vicars etc, who are not constantly cocking things up.  I could do that. But you'd all fall asleep reading about them.

Here's the latest cock-up round-up.  Chapter 20 Unseen Things Abovehttp://unseenthingsabove.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/chapter-20.html

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Chapter 17

Is ready and waiting for you, over on my other blog.  Here it is: http://unseenthingsabove.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/chapter-17.html

It's a bit like herding tortoises at the moment.  So many plot lines and characters, so little space.  The trick is knowing what to leave out.