Suffolk Magazine

August 2019

“The coast provides the setting for the novels that comprise ‘The Suffolk Trilogy’.  The first, ‘The House by the Marsh’ takes the reader swiftly from London to a house on a shingle beach surrounded by marsh.  In the second, ‘Abraham Soar’, Thorpeness dunes are the location for another beach house over looking the North Sea.  In the third, ‘Noah: An Old Fool’, the River Alde takes centre stage – reed beds, shingle beaches, waves, river and tide.’

Let’s Talk Magazine

JUNE 2019

“I start with a character and a location – the coast of Suffolk – and a general sense of what the story will be about.  From there, I find that the characters shape the story for themselves.  It’s like living with them and not quite knowing what they will do.”

Suffolk Resident Magazine

APRIL 2019

“The trilogy began with my writing The House by the Marsh, but when I finished that book I realised that there were other things that I wanted to say about loss, loneliness and love in our later years.  Hence Abraham Soar, which is a love story, and Noah: An Old Fool, which is a much darker story about living in troubled times.  All three are set in coastal Suffolk, especially in and around Aldeburgh and Thorpeness.  There are common themes that connect the three stories – and there is always a cat.”

East Anglian Daily Times

APRIL 2019

“A Suffolk author has released his second book set on the county’s coast.  Abraham Soar is the second part of ‘The Suffolk Trilogy’ series.”

Suffolk Norfolk Life Magazine

MARCH 2019

“The House by the Marsh is the first of three love stories known as ‘The Suffolk Trilogy’.  The second, Abraham Soar is due out in March (2019) and the third, Noah: An Old Fool due out in Autumn (2019).  The main characters are similar but not the same and the usually difficult issues of grief, loneliness, aging and love later in life run through all the books.”

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“The House by the Marsh lays bare the almost taboo subject of grief, love and hope for men and women in their later years.”

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