Whilst I will refrain from wishing everyone another Happy 12 months ahead… but I cannot proceed without thanking everyone who responded to my first blog of the year. A departure for me in subject and one fraught with peril.
The Open Championship on Sunday is always one of the great days of the year. The only game that I play and the sport that I love; the hardest game of all and why I admire it’s protagonists so much. Their skill and guile but also the mental toughness and fortitude that is required with […]
I have written on this blog before about the various issues I have with celebrity golf days. Namely the humiliation that comes with being a ‘celebrity’ of dubious calibre and especially so to my playing partners who have paid top dollar in the hope of playing golf with Alan Shearer, Harry Rednapp, Mike Tindall… An […]
First up, don’t fret – this post on fame is not about me. There are lots of perks to being famous – most so obvious that they don’t warrant listing here. But other privileges are more subtle and one of the greatest advantages of fame is the ability to help others – and the greater […]
The famous playwright, Neil Simon in his brilliant autobiography explains the review that has been most helpful to him in his career has been – “Neil Simon did not have a good idea for a play this year, but he wrote one anyway.” I think this happens too often with novelists as well. A frequent […]
The title of this postÂ refersÂ to my new novel, Open Links. It is quite an assertion and bordering on the arrogant until I explain that all of the proceeds from Open Links go to Anthony Nolan, the charity who saves people’s lives with blood cancer. So even if you think the book stinks, you can still […]