‘End of Innocence’: born out of a love of Portugal and Lisbon

  I’ve always loved Portugal and Lisbon in particular; an elderly aristocratic lady, slightly down on her luck, with fading memories of past splendour; not quite European, a hint of something exotic about her. At the beginning of the Second World War Portugal was neutral, the dictator Salazar sitting on the fence waiting to see […]

The origins of ‘A Loaded Gun’

In A Loaded Gun I wanted to capture social changes which our referendum in Britain has recently responded to. I do this via Steve’s and Helena’s love story. Like all our love stories, it’s part of what is happening around it, which, in this case, means Mrs Thatcher’s radical transformation of the UK, and the […]