Tag Archive | Empire

3 days to go…

Wow, it’s only three more days until the launch of my new (and first) non-fiction book. Excited, nervous and relief are the words that probably sum up how I am feeling right now. In just three days I’ll be launching: A Show Called Empire: The History of the British Empire According to the Movies This […]


Ok so, I’ve been a little quiet. I’ve finished my current project, but still haven’t clicked ‘publish’. I haven’t been networking as much. I haven’t been writing as much. With a upcoming holiday, my publishing plans have been put on hold until after I return. But what does this mean for the present? It means […]

Forthcoming Release!

I’ve mentioned a fair few times that my current project is nearing its end and will be published soon! [date to be confirmed] I’ve been working on a non-fiction project; So what’s it all about?   A Show Called Empire “They say a picture paints a thousand words. So what picture does a movie paint? […]

What have the Romans ever done for us?

  They’ve bled us white, the bastards. They’ve taken everything we had. And not just from us! From our fathers and from our fathers’ fathers. – And from our fathers’ fathers’ fathers. – Yeah. – And from our fathers’ fathers’ fathers’ fathers. – All right, don’t labour the point. – And what have they ever […]

H. Rider Haggard

Writer of adventure novels set on the African frontier, famously his stories include She and King Solomon’s Mines It was the period of his life, which he spent in Africa, that would provide inspiration and material for his future novels. In 1875 haggard went to natal to live with and assist in the running of the estate of Sir […]

Name Change for the Order of the British Empire (OBE)?

When I was watching the news this morning, I heard about the discussion to change the name of the 95 year old award given to ordinary people worthy of receiving it – the OBE. (and the MBE, GBE too). And I must confess that I got rather angry. Not at the name change. But at […]