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"You've Got to Sleep With Your Mum and Dad" is now available on Amazon. Childhood angst, marathon swimming, international exploitation and the threat of impending pinniped intimacy. on 2014-08-13
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Have a look at my page on Amazon. Still plenty of summer left for challenging literature. on 2014-08-13
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Check out my Amazon Kindle page. 'The Baby Who Killed People for Money' is now available. An utterly charming child with a unique and lucrative skill. A father with no defence against his daughter's impulses. Would you take your little girl around Europe for a spot of murder tourism? Of course you would. on 2014-06-30
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My story on the Tate gallery website on 2013-11-11
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A Thousand Natural Shocks An anthology that includes two of my stories. Available now at Amazon. on 2013-11-11
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This was in about 1993. I decided that I could not live in Istanbul without swimming the Bosphorus. I went down to Bebek and asked a man with a Zodiac whether he would take me across and stay close to me as I swam back across to make sure I didn’t get killed by the massive amount of shipping. He took me to the cove just north of the Asian side of Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge. I jumped out and swam under the bridge to Rumeli Hisarı.

Later I was in a race that went from the Kanlıca Ferry Quay to Ortaköy. That meant swimming under both bridges and, because I didn’t know the currents at all, I ended up crossing the Bosphorus several times.


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