Low Country: Brexit on the Essex Coast


My new book, launched on 23 October by Penned in the Margins, is a book of landscape writing, photographs and politics. In 2016 and 2017 I walked around the entire coast of Essex, all 350 miles of it. The low, marshy land is stunning – so remote, yet so close to London. But as Brexit and Donald Trump arrived on the scene, the hallucinatory setting began to match the bizarre political weather. As I walked, I realised that much of what is playing out on the international stage is mirrored in the extremes and divisions of this much maligned county, so I went looking for answers.

Ken Worpole has written about Low Country on his excellent blog.

Album review: Alexander Tucker, Don’t Look Away


My review for The Quietus of the latest, supremely confident album from Alexander Tucker.

Theatre blog: Pinter’s The Lover & The Collection


Exceptionally funny and sharp pair of shows, as part of Jamie Lloyd’s complete season of Pinter short plays.

Edinburgh Fringe 2018


Nineteen shows reviewed: the vast majority original, clever, compelling. A great Fringe!