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A new tale from the 19th Century

A project I've been planning for quite some time is coming together nicely now. Picking up from the story I told in Limehouse Boys, this story centres on Ned Farrier, and his search for love and fulfillment. He has…

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Books I'm reading ...

An interesting book has come my way which addresses some of the issues social welfare is supposed to address. It is an area that is of interest to me ever since I began to research the society that pertained in…

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A Cautionary Tale from the Count von Überwaldburg.

“Welcome to my little soiree, my friends. Tonight I have a cautionary tale to tell, a story of pride, ambition — hubris if you prefer — which has dire consequences for the participants. It may even have consequences for you,

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A little Folk Tale from the Count von Überwaldburg

“Good evening.  I am Wolfgang, Count von Überwaldburg, Vicomte Grabstein and Graf von Wolfswald. Welcome to my Crypt for another little soiree. Some of you young ladies may wish to divest yourselves of those thick neck scarves. In the warmth

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Equal Rights ...

The Count von Überwaldburg wishes to make a complaint ...

Schloss Überwaldburg
Überwaldburg
Bad Grabstein

Frau Dr Woodhouse
Director-General
Ünterwaldisch Commission for Equal Rights 
Anti-Discrimination Division
Bad Jujuheimer


Ünterwald



Sehr geehrte Frau Direktorin,

I write pursuant to the stated policy…

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A Little Something from my "Sinners" files ...

A Gothic Tale


Welcome to the Schloss Überwaldburg. I am Wolfgang, Count von Überwaldburg, Vicomte Wolfswald und Graf von Grabstein, your host. The estimable Mr King suggested I host this little soiree, and share some of the horrors pleasures, of…

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The writing challenge ...

Being an author is an interesting, and sometimes challenging, mix. You're constantly having to juggle ideas for your next book(s), identify the research, market your existing catalogue and find space to actually write something. This is true whether you're published…

The Glorious Days of Old ...

Reading historical novels is enjoyable, but I often find myself wondering whether I'd like to return to the "good old days". The simple answer is probably not. Life certainly seemed less stressed and less complicated, but was it really? Reading…