I’m starting to get my books translated into other languages. At the moment, A Damn Close-Run Thing has been translated into Italian and Spanish, and A Fleet In Being has been translated into Italian. More translations will be released soon. All translations can be found on the Translations page.
Monday, 14th July 2014 is the first Digital Book Day. On that day, I and over 100 other authors (108 at the time of writing, and that number is likely to increase) will offer one of their books for free. I will be giving away A Damn Close-Run Thing. Simply come back on Monday 14th, […]
It is generally accepted that the First World War was triggered by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by the Bosnian Serb Gavrilo Princip. In recent years, however, an extra twist has been added: that the only reason Princip was in a position to fire at the Archduke was because he happened to be eating […]
I’d like to make a request. Can we please stop referring to business negotiations as wars? Amazon and Hachette are currently engaged in contentious negotiations, which journalists are referring to as a “war” between the two companies. I don’t care what you think about Amazon or Hachette. Referring to a business negotiations as a “war” […]
Today is the 72nd anniversary of the destruction of Lidice. Last year, the Unearthed project created a sculpture to raise awareness of, and remember, both the atrocity and the incredible generosity of North Staffordshire’s miners. The story of Lidice is one that should be shared far and wide. If you don’t know it, see this […]
The Falklands War ended on the 14th of June 1982. To mark the anniversary, the ebook of A Damn Close-Run Thing will be available at a reduced price all this week.
My wife posted the following to Facebook earlier today. I’m copying it here with her permission, because I think it deserves to be shared far and wide. This morning I saw a piece of D-Day remembrance co-opted by a racist group asking, in a somewhat accusatory tone “what are you doing for our country and […]
I’m very pleased to announce that A Damn Close-Run Thing: A Brief History of the Falklands Conflict is now available as an audio book at Audible, Amazon and iTunes. It is read by the very talented Phillip J Mather. If you’re not currently an Audible member, you can get a free audio book if you […]
Recently, I played in Crisis Point III, a large, weekend-long wargame set in Tcherbevan, capital of the fictional ex-Soviet republic of Andreivia. I had been intending to play Russian naval infantry, but after some last-minute cancellations, I was asked to play Andreivian Turks instead. The Turks are fighting for an independent Andreivian Turkish state, and […]
I was pleased to discover recently that, from the 1st of June, format-shifting will be legal in the UK. The change has generally been reported in terms of music – it’s now legal to rip a CD so that you can listen to it on your MP3 player. People have been doing this for as […]