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The Final Cut

Monday, 22 August 2022

Hi there all, 

I just handed in the 'Final Draft' of 'Jeremiah Bourne in Time', after a few weeks of working with the editor.  Raymond Carver's editor, Gordon Lish, used to cut out half of Carver's prose, creating Carver's famous sparse, minimalist, style.  When, posthumously,  some of Carver's stories were published in the unedited versions, they didn't seem like Carver at all, but more verbose…

Let the rewrites begin...

Sunday, 17 July 2022

Hello Pledgers,

“The only kind of writing is rewriting” said Ernest Hemingway.  Not sure I agree that it’s the only kind there is, but I suppose he was just being emphatic. 

Tomorrow is the day I start the rewrites on Jeremiah Bourne in Time.  Hurrah.  I delivered the manuscript a few weeks ago and was assigned an editor, who’s now finished her notes.  I’m looking forward to getting back to…

New link in case the old one didn't work

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Hi again, 

A couple of people got back to me to say that the link didn't work to my talk tomorrow evening on the Arvon Writers' Foundation.   Here it is again, better. I jope 

Jeremiah Bourne in Time is coming home

Sunday, 12 June 2022

Thanks to you all the book is now 104% funded!  I handed in the full manuscript last week for them to edit and do their publishing things.  

This wednesday i'm doing an online event for Arvon, the writers' residential workshop organisation.  It's a general 'How I write' event, but I'll be reading three extracts from Jeremiah Bourne in Time.  Here's a link if you fancy joining us - 


Oops, sorry if you couldn't open the video

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Here it is again.  Should work this time. N

better link to podcast

Saturday, 22 January 2022

Here's a more full link to the Travelling Through Podcast; 

Travelling Through

Saturday, 22 January 2022

Hello again, and thanks again for supporting Jeremiah Bourne in Time.  Last week I made a walking podcast with Emma Carmichael of 'Travelling Through' (used to be the bookshop on Lower Marsh in Waterloo) We went around South East London and visited several of the locations of Jeremiah Bourne in Time as well as discussing the ideas of inherited memory, morphic resonance, and how the past can leap out…

hello again 48%

Wednesday, 15 December 2021

Here's another short journey in London's past - 1968 this time.  This week I started an Official Nigel Planer Facebook Fan page. I can't see what's on it because I'm not on Facebook.  No matter, I'm told it's really great and fascinating, and there's a lot of Jeremiah Bourne in Time stuff up there. Ben Hill, a book supporter, offered to run it for me - thanks Ben. I'm already spending too much time…

Christmas is coming,

Monday, 29 November 2021

and at Unbound they're going to be doing some gift pledge cards.   People can buy these cards for £25, £50, £75 and £100 and they can email them to people as presents. The gift cards won't be project specific, in other words people can use them to pledge for anything they like in Unbound.  But I'm hoping that you, my gorgeous supporters, will recommend Jeremiah Bourne in Time to whoever you are giving…


Friday, 26 November 2021

Just to let you all know that for one day only - today, Friday 26th November - Unbound are offering 25% off all pledges.  The code is BOOKFRIDAY2021  all good here, book is currently at 43%,  thanks to you all  N

at 40% so nearly half way there

Saturday, 20 November 2021

Hello again and thanks for supporting Jeremiah Bourne in Time - thanks Michele, thanks David, hope you enjoy it.  There are moments when you see something in London that takes you back in time.  Numinous objects that have the power to transport your imagination.  Or is it your memory that is being transported?  Our memory, our collective memory?...

New Video Extract

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Hello again, and hello for the first time to new supporters, and thanks for getting involved with Jeremiah Bourne in Time.  As of today we're at 22% Here's another extract from the book on video.  For the meanwhile these clips are only visible to you lot, I'll release them later.  When I can figure out how the technology works.  So for now enjoy all to yourselves...

Hello and here's a little video extract just for you supporters...

Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Hello and thank you to everyone who has supported this book so far.  It's been out a week and it's 18% funded thanks to you lot.  I'm glad I brought the book to Unbound, it's a completely different experience. This time I get to talk to the people who actually read the book, might even enjoy it, rather than agents and publishers who are just doing their job.  Do give feedback on how you think it's…

Edits in progress
Publication date: TBC
108% funded
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