Tag Archives: aldwych strand

Aug 03

Time to say Goodbye to Lucy and Mark

The moment I have been dreading arrives this month. Lucy and Mark – my erstwhile Canvey duo – take their final bows in the final book of the Aldwych Strand Trilogy: The Whitechapel Affair. It is a moment of mixed emotions. Not only have they occupied my free hours for the last four years, but […]

Jul 24

Langley Bradley – clockmaker

Langley Bradley was a clockmaker born in 1663. At the age of 23 he was apprenticed to Joseph Wise, and after being freed in 1694, he worked in Fenchurch Street at the Minute Dial. In 1720 he was appointed Assistant of the Clockmakers company and was master in1726. From 1748 he was working as a […]

Dec 31

A Dilemma

First let me explain, I have not been posting because I have been writing. I have in the last week written 10,500 words explaining what has happened to Lucy since the end of book two. And some of those words seem to be making sense. But this new spurt of activity has caused a problem. […]

Jul 12

Weekend Theme: Characters for an epic tale

In the past few months, as the stress of the real world warred for dominance and control of  my brain – sparking creativity in a way I never dreamed possible – I realised that my (fleeting) childhood dream of being  a Necromancer has come true. Let me explain… I have always loved History. It is […]

Jul 08

Weekend Theme: Rainbow

After Every Storm Comes a Rainbow A couple of weeks ago you heard from my mate Lucy and because I know she’s a stickler for explaining it all… I shall take it for granted you know what’s what! And if you don’t? Well it ain’t my job to tell you… what I am going to […]

Enter the Spy 2: Walter Nicolai – Intelligence Chief

Those of you following the adventures of Lucy and Mark on my other blog will know that as the Armstrong Affair drew to a close in 1913; and all eyes turned to the events at Dover Castle  – a new historical figure entered the fray Walter Nicolai, Head of German Military Intelligence. (1st picture) Standing […]