Listen, do you want to know a secret?

Listen? To a secret?

Listen to Of Night and Light recording

Sorry, no Beatles here – that was just a way of piquing your interest. I’m sneaky like that.

(Although, perhaps many of you won’t even know the song, released in, heaven help us, 1963, which is, gulp, fifty one years ago. Now I’m depressed).

Anyway – HUGE fanfares from trumpet-playing angels, deafening drum rolls from people not unlike Phil Collins…

I’m proud to announce that you can now listen to an extract from Of Night and Light, as read by the wonderful Jules, known as Julie Richmond for her voice-over work.

Jules could be a 14 year old girl, like Rosa, but she isn’t (quite).

She isn’t quite 14 but she is quite a girl.

So listen…

And, to complete my happiness, my lovely great-niece Darla, whose 13th birthday it was yesterday, is loving Of Night and Light…

And my friend Karen, whose 13th birthday WASN’T yesterday but quite a few yesterdays ago, has put Of Night and Light on her Christmas present list.

So, listen, do you want to know a secret? It’s NO secret at all…

I’m officially…



Oh say can you see…an American review?

Well, nearly American. If you count an ex-pat British guy as American. I’m not sure.

He has been there in Tampa, Florida,  or thereabouts, for an AWFULLY long time, so I expect he understands all about screaming line drives, 1-2-3 double play, intentional walks and similar.

In fact, just to prove it, here he is…(on the left).

Belgium vs USA

So, I’M going to count my very first review on as American.

See, when you’ve finished reading this, my rant called Amazon-sized annoyance –  written on discovering that reviews on DO NOT APPEAR on . Don’t get me started.

This means that all my American friends, indeed, the whole American nation, could search for Of Night and Light on, ready to make that one-click purchase, and find NO REVIEWS. That’s 317 million disappointed people, people!

Obvious conclusion…no, one possible conclusion – “This novel sucks. No-one can be bothered with it. Consign it to the bonfire.”

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May I proudly present my very first Almost-All-American 5 star review? (See at the bottom of the page).

Oh, and a new demographic…that small, but perfectly formed group of people who know all about the structure of aggrecan fragments in human synovial fluid.

Of Night and Light? Broad appeal?




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 The now-famous review is HERE