A nasty surprise in ‘Stealing Time’.

The latest chapter of the sci-fi thriller starts: The Crystal Palace's decoration was beyond description. For, amongst the satin drapes, were over 100,000 treasures from every corner of the world including a stuffed elephant, crystal fountain and a huge chunk of gold from Chile. However, everyone wanted to see Koh-i-Noor diamond reputed to be worthy [...]

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Is the Berlin Wall coming back?

The Prologue to 'Stealing Time':   The Iron Curtain fell with a resounding clang in just one night. That evening, the world's televisions showed jubilant crowds heading past impotent border guards and towards the rich shops of West Berlin. 'The genie is well and truly out of the bottle', thought Mikhail Gorbachev. And where does [...]

Traitor’s Love – Prologue

Just released from prison, he looked for the last time at his beloved Chastleton. He had to sell his house to pay his fine. But he had admitted to plotting so that Queen Elizabeth's successor would be a Catholic. He was lucky only to lose his estate. He could have been hung, drawn and then quartered. Yet he [...]

Seeing the future?

It all happened because the magic lantern's bulb exploded. Angry at the darkening screen, the father ordered his disappointed children to bed. There would be no pictures from the slide projector tonight. Next day, he walked from his panelled office several blocks to a less prosperous part of town. There he mounted the bare stairs [...]

Traitor’s Love – Rude Awakening

Hardly had first light hit the Malvern Hills than crashing came to the great oak door. It did not hold long. In rushed the King's men as servants scurried out. Only the master stood firm. And the sight of his tall still figure momentarily slowed the invasion. Time enough for the Jesuit to slide lithely [...]

Traitor’s Love – Prologue

Just released from prison, Robert Catesby looked for the last time at his beloved Chastleton. He had to sell his house to pay his fine. But he had admitted to plotting so that Queen Elizabeth I's successor would be a Catholic. He was lucky only to lose his estate. They could have hanged, disembowelled and [...]