Saturday, January 26, 2013

Amazon UK Store Updated

Just updated my Amazon UK store to include the Spanish editions of The Gnostics, Cathars, Templars and Alchemy.

The Kindle edition of my pamphlet of poems, A Shewing Stone , is now also available on Kindle for free if you are a member of Amazon Prime.

Friday, January 25, 2013

It gets worse...

The Templars and Cathars are ALSO in Spanish. FFS!

Alquimia y alquimistas

My book Alchemy and Alchemists is apparently available in Spanish. As the author, I am of course the last to know.

If you want to buy a copy, go here. (And if you can buy me one while you're at it, I'd be grateful.)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Happy George Orwell Day

Today is George Orwell Day - a tribute to the great man launched on the 63rd anniversary of his death. For more info, there's quite a good article on the Grauniad's site here. There's also a lot of Orwell-related stuff - pardon the technical term - going on on Radio 4.

You can also read Orwell's seminal essay Politics and the English Language, which I remember having to do for A level English, here. (Most writers on film seem not to have read this, academics in particular!)

Friday, January 18, 2013

A Shewing Stone now in bookstores

My pamphlet of poems, A Shewing Stone, is now available exclusively at Edinburgh's very own Pulp Fiction (43 Bread St, next door to the Blue Blazer pub). It's a signed and numbered limited edition, and will no doubt one day fetch a small fortune on eBay...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Poetry Reading Tonight.

I'm reading tonight at Illicit Ink's Happy Verse Day II. Starts at 1900 at Pulp Fiction in Bread Street.

More info and (free) tickets here.

There are only 5 tickets left, so if you want to come along, please do, but be quick and reserve a ticket.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

New Book Out Soon

My latest book, New Waves in Cinema, will be out at the end of January. Somewhat later than planned, it has to be said. But I have a good excuse: in the 4 years its taken to write, I have made 4 films, 3 of them feature length, and also done a Master's degree. So I've not been idle, by any means. Even so, I did fear for my sanity on more than one occasion... The golden rule is, try to do only one thing at any one time.

In the meantime, I have various other books on the back burner, so I'm hoping 2013 will be a productive year.

Wishing you all a good one...