The Vampyre and Other Short Gothic Tales (audiobook)

Hi folks. I've recorded a collection of 11 Gothic short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, M.R. James, Rudyard Kipling, Bram Stoker, Saki, Wilkie Collins and others. Haunted houses, ghostly graveyards, spooky spectres. Clink on this link and listen to the preview. Thanks!


The Isles of Unwisdom by Robert Graves (audiobook)

Audible have just released Robert Graves's nautical masterpiece, The Isles of Unwisdom, read by me. It's a tremendous adventure yarn, packed with characters every bit as fascinating and ruthless as those in his more famous work, I, Claudius. You can find it on Audible UK here and on Audible US here.

The unabridged audiobook runs to 17 hours 14 minutes.

Here's a brief synopsis:

The Isles of Unwisdom is an historical novel based on the ill-fated expedition of General Álvero de Mendaña de Neirato, who set out from Peru in 1595 to pacify and colonise the Solomon Islands. When Mendaña died, his young widow Dona Ysobel Barreto assumed command of the fleet, exercising the absolute power bequeathed to her by her late husband. Graves tells the story with surprising twists, in which some characters turn out to be quite different from how they are first portrayed....

'Five Stars' - Good Reads


Hound Tor, Dartmoor (oil painting)

Here's my painting of Hound Tor in Dartmoor (oil on canvas). If you want to see it in more detail, you can find it on Red Bubble here, where you can also (if you so wish!) get it as a postcard, greetings card, print or poster.


The Causeway by P.M. Hubbard (audiobook)

Audible have just released P.M. Hubbard's moody thriller, The Causeway, read by me. It's a great little story! You can find it on Audible UK here and on Audible US here.

The unabridged audiobook runs to 6 hours 19 minutes.

Here's a brief synopsis:

Peter Grant, sailing his boat in unfamiliar waters, is forced ashore on an island connected with the mainland by a causeway uncovered only at low tide. There is a house on the opposite shore lived in by two secretive people. His involvement in their affairs, begun by his sea-chance, becomes deeper and more dangerous as the tides ebb and flow over the causeway, until he finds himself face-to-face first with love - and then with terror and violent death.

'A sensitive, absorbing tale' Sunday Times


Interview for Project Torchwood

Here's an interview I did for Project Torchwood about art, politics and Daleks. To read it, click here.