Month: November 2013

A dangerous miscalculation?

China flexes it’s muscles: The long-standing row between China and Japan concerning the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands has just taken a more serious turn. For a good explanation of the background to the row this article on the BBC website covers all…

Scotland will say ‘No’

A little history: Those readers who are not UK-based may or may not be aware that Scotland, currently part of the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland) has had a devolved government since 1999. For those really interested…

November the 22nd

Remembering JFK: Tragically we will never know what history would have made of JFK’s second term as president. Personally I suspect that like the current incumbent of the Oval Office the early promise would not have been fulfilled and of…

Act now to enjoy a special promotional deal

The Kaieteur Caper: Following feedback about the free download of Polly picked the pistol up I’m running a time-limited promotional deal on the new book, The Kaieteur Caper. The promotions are running on both Amazon UK and Amazon.com sites and…

And so it begins….

The start of the break-up of Syria: On November 8th, Jonathan Spyer wrote an article entitled ‘Defending Rojava’. It’s an interesting article in that it clearly states that there are currently¬† three, as he put it inter-locking wars in Syria.…

So then, are free books dead?

The results of the free download offer: In bald figures, there were 99 downloads of Polly Picked the Pistol Up in the USA, 53 in the UK and 3 in Canada. For the mathematically challenger that makes a not so…

Tempters and teasers

Tempters Obviously not as tempting as the once were is all I can say. 1.5 days into the 5 day free offer on Polly picked the pistol up and the download total worldwide stands at 85. The last time I…