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    Buy Pendragon Super-Cheap

    by  • March 1, 2019 • Mysteries • 0 Comments

    …but you have to be quick. Pendragon is available now as Kindle Monthly Deal, for just 99p. It’s a great chance to sample this series from my pseudonym James Wilde, which Amazon describes as ‘bridging the gap between Game of Thrones and Bernard Cornwell.” You can find it here. The second book Dark Age...

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    Best TV Drama 2018

    by  • December 5, 2018 • TV • 2 Comments

    Time for my annual round-up of the best TV of the year.  And I’ve watched a lot for work and pleasure over the last eleven and a bit months. The flood of great shows hasn’t abated, in fact it seems to be increasing.  That’s not going to stop.  Several new streaming services are launching...

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    When Is A Ghost Not A Ghost?

    by  • November 5, 2018 • TV • 2 Comments

    The Haunting of Hill House, which dropped on Netflix shortly before Halloween, is an amazing achievement, and not because of the scary elements (of which there are many). Matching the show’s duelling timelines – now and then – it’s gone back to the past, to the age of The Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby, when horror was...

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    The Bear King

    by  • October 26, 2018 • Book News • 0 Comments

    Dark Age is out and on the shelves of your local bookstore.  I’m caught in that bizarre publishing time-trap of existing one year ahead of everybody else – I’m currently working my way towards the end of the The Bear King, the third and final volume in the Dark Age trilogy. If you’ve enjoyed...

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    Dark Age – Now On Sale

    by  • October 10, 2018 • Book News • 0 Comments

    Dark Age, the new book from my pseudonym, James Wilde, is in shops now.  This is the sequel to Pendragon, which gained a lot of attention and a major award nomination.  Roman Britain, myth-making, legends, swords, conspiracies and battle. “Not since Bernard Cornwell took on the Arthur myth has a writer provided such a...

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    Netflix To Let Viewers Pick How Movies End

    by  • October 1, 2018 • films, TV • 3 Comments

    One of the things you quickly learn as a writer is that viewers and readers never really want what they think they want. They desire what they could never have predicted. That’s why you never listen to ‘fans’ when you’re putting something together for a general audience. I love Netflix. They’re great disruptors, and...

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    TV Project Updates

    by  • September 17, 2018 • Projects, TV • 0 Comments

    Thought it was about time to let people know something (*nothing*) about the TV projects I have in the works. In the TV world, just about everything operates beneath the surface.  Contracts prevent anyone talking about a series until it has definitely been greenlit by a broadcaster, and, usually, the broadcaster has made the...

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