I began my career as a historian of Venice. My first book Pistols! Treason! Murder!
is a non-fiction account of the career of a seventeenth-century Venetian spy, Gerolamo Vano.
I subsequently became a writer and photographer. My first novel Five Wounds
is a dark fairy tale set in an alternate version of Venice, created in collaboration with the illustrator Dan Hallett.
My second novel The Angels of L19
is a work of weird fiction set in an evangelical church in 1984 Liverpool, a world I grew up in.
My third novel Push Process
is based around my photographs of Venice, and is due out in early 2024.Five Wounds
is available exclusively on this site as a free download, or as a print-on-demand paperback via the book's page in the 'Publications' section.Pistols! Treason! Murder!
is currently out of print, but will be reissued at some point in the near future, either by myself or someone else.
I've also produced two photography zines; and I've written several academic articles on the history of Venice: details and links under the 'Publications' section.
All photographs on this site are by the author (apart from the cover of The Angels of L19
). All other illustrations are by Dan Hallett.