My novel is called The Shock of the Fall. I would love for you to read it. You can buy it from Amazon (who avoid paying tax) or from your local independent bookshop.shockofthefall2-300x300

I write other stuff too, such as newspaper articles on the state of mental health care, human rights issues, and various other things that are important to me. You can read a selection of these below and some more on my blog pages. I also give lectures and do the occasional bit of radio.

Take a look around this site to find out more about me and my writing, and please feel free to get in touch.




On a wing and a prayer – The Guardian Weekend – April 2015





How to write an award-winning bestselling first novel - The Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook 2015





Rules of Engagement – The New York Times – November 2014





TEDx Talk – Bath – November 2014





Why you should ignore superlatives on book jackets – The Guardian – July 2014



Malala Yousafzai


My Hero: Malala Yousafzai - The Guardian – February 2014



Nathan Filer Byron Vincent


Mental health care: Where did it all go so wrong? – The Guardian – January 2014



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all of my strength – The Guardian – January 2014