An approaching bookiversary

I did have a vague feeling that something was coming up! It's very nearly a year since the launch of The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes, and Facebook very helpfully put a memory in front of me a couple of days ago...the moment when I cleared my throat and announced that I had a book coming …

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A historical landmark

The photo above shows one of the listed structures where I live. Care to guess? Yup, it's a Grade 2 listed monolithic sandstone mounting block. It's Victorian, and set into the kerb next to a petrol station. I love the idea that people now refuel their cars where they used to access their horsepower. I'd …

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