Tuesday, 20 November 2012


... With author Craig Wallwork is published on 3:AM Magazine today.
Read it here. 

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Review of "Death of a Ladies' Man"

Yann Rousselot’s review of "Death of a Ladies' Man" right here... 
“… Stylistically it delivers clean, sometimes stark and always measured prose, a narrative that stays close to the protagonists and takes it’s time without being long-winded, a pleasure to read.
I was fascinated by the relationship between Adrian and his estranged, cynical wife, a matured (almost rancid) sort of love tainted with disdain and desperation that I felt was all too real; the shortcomings they both seemed to accept in each other: the politically-correct alcoholism; the prescribed narcotics; the adultery (it’s a hard knock life for the upper-crust…). The London setting is not just a backdrop but a relevant character that comes through strongly, giving us a portrayal of England that is dark without being depressing, sometimes even comical in it’s brush with satire, and speaks volumes in between the lines.
There is something tragic about this tale (well, obviously, it’s about death and disgrace and some generally despicable people) but Spens is forgiving in her portrayal, giving us the ugly but also the softer side, the frailty beneath the cold, hard surface of things. After all, even the worst of us are only human.”

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Death of a Ladies' Man Published...

Here it is! 

DEATH OF A LADIES’ MAN follows the rise and fall of politician Adrian Lowe, and the effect of a sex abuse scandal on his family and close friends. Exploring Adrian Lowe’s debauched past as a student at Cambridge and early marriage to his girlfriend from university, as well as their move to London in the late eighties, the book shows Adrian's increasing loss of control, as his behavior threatens to destroy his marriage, career, and people around him.
The book explores themes of sexual abuse, freedom of expression, personal privacy, and sexism in British politics.

Available just here, from 3:AM Press... Print to follow early next year. Author royalties going to charity UNSEEN.