Kill Your Darlings

Gregory Keays is a writer whose brilliant future is behind him. But when an extraordinary student enters his life, Gregory is offered one last, glorious chance to save his career. Soon, however, Gregory’s Faustian pact with success unravels around him, and he must turn to darker, more duplicitous means to secure his fame. Set in […]

Yours, E.R.

For many years, Her Majesty the Queen has written a weekly letter about the events of the day, her family and her own life to Sir Jeremy Lascelles, a retired much loved private secretary. These letters, frank, charming and occasionally indiscreet, have remained highly confidential. Until now. In these letters, written over the year between […]

You Cannot Live As I Have Lived and Not End Up Like This

Though born into privilege and inheriting a fortune, Willie Donaldson ended up dying alone in a seedy rented flat, his computer still logged on to a lesbian porn site. To some, he had been one of the great, underrated comic writers of our time, and to others, a dangerous force of corruption and decadence. His […]


The return of Margaret Cowper, a woman from medieval times, in the form of a beautiful and enigmatic young stranger changes everything in the East Anglian village of Burthorpe. Secrets emerge, affairs are uncovered, the illusion of rural peace is shattered. Is Margaret an angel of death or a harbinger of love? This darkly comic […]

The Fame Hotel

The death of Ollie Sincton seems at first an unpromising little murder. Who cares after all, about a fringe media character with a murky private life? But Sincton’s literary bequest, a series of computer disks revealing how certain public figures had enjoyed his professional or personal attentions, changes all that. For the police, the case […]


FIXX, Jonathan Peter. Born 1939. Son of Major Colin Fixx VC (dec’d) and Mary Fixx. Educated: Melton Hall (expelled). Career: runner for the Kray family, pop manager, property speculator, intelligence operative, exporter of pharmaceutical and security tools, consultant, entrepreneur. Married: The Honourable Sarah Harcourt (divorced). One daughter, Jennifer, Interests: finance, the fair sex, getting things […]

The Meaning of Cantona

Dr Kit Bryson has moved among Cantona’s followers – the so-called Cantonistes – collecting aphorisms, reflections and snatches of changing-room badinage. Here is the contradictory essence of this simple, yet complex, character: artist and man of action; team leader and solitary maverick.

101 Things You Didn’t Know About the Royal Lovebirds

Talbot Church, court correspondent, is the man the Royals trust. Quoting extensively from confidential, off-the-record interviews, Church answers the questions the others dare not ask about a great royal wedding. Written with Willie Donaldson

Let’s Get Divorced

In this send-up of the “Hello” world of celebrityhood, a fictional breakfast-TV pair show how couples can separate and still have fun. Jonathan and Libby Hughes have become a fixture of the nation’s living rooms with their daily breakfast programme “Wake Up with Jonathan and Libby”. Now to the surprise of their many fans they […]

Neil’s Book of the Dead

The ultimate hippy guide to life from Nigel Planer’s comic creation Neil, made famous by The Young Ones.