NEWS AS OF OCTOBER 2014
My big news is that I have written a comic horror novella for Random House’s Hammer imprint – this is my first novel for about 15 years, and writing it did feel like coming home at last. It’s called Cat Out of Hell
, and published in hardback on February 27 and paperback on October 9. It concerns the mystery of a missing woman, a talking cat called Roger, a remote seaside cottage, and a nice retired librarian with a dog called Watson. I fell in love with Roger, because he is not only handsome and evil, but terribly, terribly clever. But of course Watson is the hero because he is a dog.
Also out is a revised (and very beautiful) edition of my National Portrait Gallery book, Tennyson and his Circle
My adorable dog is on the cover of a lovely book, My Dog, My Friend
– the proceeds of which go to the Samaritans.