April 14, 2016

 

 Inside the old theatre - circa 1804

 

In 1808 the old Covent Garden Theatre burned to the ground. Although this is slightly outside the time period of the Venus Squared series of novels, I was so taken by this description of that event I’ve posted it here, in its entir...

April 14, 2016

 

Lovers of the 18th century will be very familiar with this Hogarth, called The Orgy. The original hangs in Sir John Soanes Museum in London. It's part of The Rake's Progress, a series of paintings that show the progress of Tom Rakewell from young man about town to his...

April 14, 2016

READ HER EXCLUSIVE STORY - Chapter One of The Finish

 

The Year of our Lord, 1769

 

In which I tell of a man’s death.

 

In the dead of night when our door is locked against thieves, dogs and the devil in disguise, the moans of men come to my ears. Some promise themselves man...

April 14, 2016

Covent Garden, long a centre for hedonistic pleasure, is a dirty melting pot of whores and harridans, aristocrats and artisans, actors and drunks. It is 1769 and these are violent times. Prostitute, Kitty Ives, takes a man to her bed and wakes to find him dead atop her...

April 14, 2016

Way back in 2001 Marlon Brando appeared in The Score, his last film before he died.  The producer of this film was Bernie Williams, who passed away in December 2014. It just so happened that, at the time of The Score, I was also working with Bernie on a sequel to his 1...

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