Broadcaster & Novelist

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River Lagan, near Belfast

Cattle in snow

Driving to Dingle

At Ned's Point, Inishowen

“ I can see that this is the job I have been preparing for all my life. I've always loved storytelling. That's why I became a reporter, why I made radio and television documentaries. Now I'm creating fictional stories. ”

Welcome to my website

Welcome to my website.   On Sunday Sequence 25th January:  International Holocaust Remembrance Day - we  have a report from Auschwitz and we hear about the Kindertransport children who came to Northern Ireland; 4Corners Festival in Belfast - enticing people into parts of the city they've never been to before; even the mega rich are worried about growing inequality - free market capitalism v. re-distribution is our main debate; 15th c. religious struggles - Diarmaid McCulloch and Peter Marshall discuss the TV series Wolf Hall and the two Thomases, Cromwell and More; 21st c. religious struggles - the Archbishop of York and a "laying of hands" controversy; live green, die green - Woodland burial comes to N.I. ; and Fr Ray Kelly of Hallelujah youtube fame releases his first commercial CD. And, as usual, there'll be a review of the Sunday Papers.  You can listen on BBCiPlayer  and/or download the Everyday Ethics podcast. I present Sunday Sequence  on BBC Radio Ulster every other Sunday and I am writing my 5th novel. E-editions of my first two novels -  Singing Bird and Meeting Point will be published this year by Crux.      

23rd December 2014

Two Christmas Poems

The poet U. A. Fanthorpe wrote poems in her Christmas cards to friends. They were published as a collection. She generously allowed me to quote Christmas in Envelopes in my novel Finding Home, which is set in the run-up to, and around Christmas time.

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