New Year Letter

Dear Anthony (I will never get used to calling you Tony) Here are some words of advice from your nearing-fifty-year-old … More

Life Begins With Cancer

  This is link to the MP3 of my reading ‘Life Begins With Cancer’, recorded at the Greenbelt Festival on Sunday 25th … More

Falling in love with Holub’s ‘Love’

  I was lucky. I was taught English in one of those classrooms with complete sets of A Taste of … More

Losing my ambition

Towards the end of my treatment for cancer in 2006 I had one of the most profound conversations of my … More

Review of Love for Now and Riddance

  Tomorrow the Church Times publishes a combined review of my memoir of cancer Love for Now and Riddance, my … More