Book Review: Climbing the Seven Volcanoes by …

Climbing the Seven Volcanoes is a story of grief, of extraordinary human resilience and dedicated mental effort. It’s a story of chronic illness, of identity and of the self. It’s a huge achievement of a book let alone of human endeavour.

Free Book Extract from ‘In Bed with …

An extract from Chapter 4 of my first book, In Bed with the Atlantic. … Five hundred miles was something I could get a handle on, something I could picture. It…

A Day Out at a Book Launch – …

I’m walking through a massive marquee, trying not to bump into anyone. I walk around the ChartCo stand, filled with sailing books of every possible kind. I spot my publisher…

For the Love of Literature – I have …

My mother tells me that she hadn’t heard a peep out me for a while when I was a small child. She went upstairs to find me sat on my…

The Culmination of Everything – A Book

Less than three weeks until my first book In Bed with the Atlantic is published. It’s entirely unbelievable to me that it’s happening after so long, but it’s true.

Nature Fix – Why Going Outside Will Make …

We belong outside Nature Fix tells us that, for those who didn’t already know, Outside is good for you. Yep, I said Nature Fix, not Netflix. Outside magazine’s Florence Williams has published…

New Website in a Whiteout

I’m writing this in the Austrian alps in a total whiteout. Outside my windows, is white. Pure white. I can’t see the mountains that loom over this apartment and I…

From the Ocean to the Page

I’m writing a book. There, I admitted it. In fact, I’d go further than that; I’ve almost written a book. People have written about their travels for thousands of years and…

The Sun also Sets: Dancing with Bulls …

[This is an excerpt from my travel memoir, In Bed with the Atlantic…] I’d been excited about seeing the famous tourada à corda (literally bull on rope) because, unlike Portuguese…