Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Power Of Fairytales

I’ve recently been involved in a new project to ‘redesign’ fairytales by deconstructing them and returning them to something dark and adult. The resulting book, ‘Feary Tales’, is out later this month, edited by Steven Jones, and contrasts the new stories with the originals. The result, from Neil Gaiman, Joanne Harris, Reggie Oliver, me and […]

Five Unusual London Objects No.2

The past is all around if you know where to look. Outside the Athenaeum Club and the Institute of Directors in Waterloo Place are a pair of blackened kerb stones, or horse blocks, requested by the Duke of Wellington in 1830. They let him reach his horse while visiting his club. It’s odd that so many […]

Me & TV: A Spotted History

So, last night I turned up on TV after a fairly long absence, yattering on about Bryant & May and not looking quite as dorky as I thought I would, although what I was thinking when I donned that T-shirt I don’t know, ‘cos I didn’t really think about what I should wear on telly. […]