A rebel is made: Brian Jones and the Protherough Affair

  Readers of Sympathy for the Devil might well remember the incident that marks the dawn of Brian Jones’s rebel status: namely, the “Protherough Affair.” This was a dispute between … Continue Reading →


This be the verse, part 2

  I will post another Q&A later today – the official publishing date of the UK paperback – but, looking through photos, I found this tiny, illuminating snippet. Again, it … Continue Reading →


Pretentious and provincial… or jet-powered, full of spooks and hip as hell?

  Above, serene Caryatids on Montpelier Walk seem to reinforce Cheltenham’s “genteel image”. But what was going on behind the scenes? It was in a story that I commissioned for … Continue Reading →