Posted on 29th September 2008 |
Top row, left to right: Steve Jones, Jo Fletcher, Pete Crowther, Ramsey Campell, Christopher Teague, Joel Lane. Bottom row, left to right: Me, Conrad Williams, Vincent Chong.
Posted on 25th September 2008 |
Ever bought one of my books and thought ‘Hmmm, I wonder what else Christopher recommends?’ Well, according to Amazon, this is what my readers would also enjoy. Thanks go to Ian Alexander Martin of Humdrumming Books, who pointed this out. How to Get Things Really Flat: A Man’s Guide to Ironing, Dusting and Other Household […]
Details about the plot of the seventh Bryant & May mystery can now be found by clicking on their page, top right, and scrolling down. Obviously it’s early days yet, but the book is finished and delivered, and I’m very happy to be back with the old geezers.
Posted on 8th September 2008 |
When you read ‘Gormenghast’ it’s almost impossible not to picture the city in your mind’s eye. It makes me want to visit Al Hajarah in Yemen, just to see if Titus Groan is living there…
Posted on 4th September 2008 |
Ever since Alaskan moose-mom Sarah Palin appeared as John McCain’s running mate, something has been bugging me. That strangely timeless hairdo, the frozen look in her eyes, the face that tells you she doesn’t take kindly to anything that isn’t ‘normal’ – where had I seen it before? Then it hit me. Sarah Palin is […]
‘The Victoria Vanishes’ is making an appearance unabridged (hurrah!) on audio books now (CDs) A nifty new cover, and the ever excellent Tim Goodman reading to you while you’re tucked up in the warm, watching the rain course down the windows in this typical British summer. These audio books are ideal to listen to […]
Posted on 27th August 2008 |
If you’re going to sit through a Will Ferrell comedy, you’ll need a comfy chair you can doze in. So how about the Monte Carlo Open Air Cinema. What you get is a choice of seats (sun lounger or armchair) and a wine waiter to bring a chilled bucket of champagne to your table. The […]
Posted on 27th August 2008 |
Apparently it’s Powys in Wales. It topped the list of 273 districts in Great Britain. People here are the cheeriest in the country. Which suggests that the concept of happiness, to most people, is not being near anyone else. I suggest that the research data is flawed, as one of the key signs of being […]
Well, the sixth and final book came out in the UK, the votes are in, the publishers have put their heads together, I’ve thought about it carefully and now it’s official. Bryant & May are going on. They have no status, no unit, no authorization and nowhere else to go. How could I leave them […]
In this latest Bryant & May mystery, I decided to investigate the murky world of London pubs because they are such an essential part of London. They’re also being killed off. Last year saw the closure of 1,400 traditional English pubs, and the closures are accelerating fast because of rising costs, competition from clubs and […]