Hello, thanks for stopping by. I'm a freelance writer and proofreader based in the darkest depths of south London, UK.
It can be a weird old place, this often overlooked hinterland of the world's greatest city*, and my published books include several collections of local ghost stories, folklore and history: links are to the right. I also write on other subjects.
To find out what I'm up to at the moment, see my News page.
*Other cities are, of course, available.
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map of weird stories, additions to the 'Mysterious Mitcham' website, etc:
'... an essential read for any fortean ...' - Fortean Times reviews The Poltergeist Prince!
"This book is a rarity: a balanced collaboration between a writer and a person who was at the centre of a poltergeist haunting. Over 12 years, Shirley Hitchings and her parents were accosted by relentless tapping sounds along with objects moving on their own, the occasional spontaneous fire, a ghostly breath or two, and floating lightforms. Beyond the (sometimes musical) tapping, the Battersea poltergeist started handwriting notes to the family, to psychical researchers – and even to British teen idols! This was a poltergeist with a particularly sassy personality – sometimes more than one, it seemed..."
Click here to read the full review.
September 2014: Weird Map updated
Have just updated my Weird Map of London stories with another entry courtesy of Jason Hollis, from his book ‘Haunted Enfield’ (published by The History Press, 2013).
See map for details and click on the link there to Jason’s book to find out more.
(Click here for details of work in progress and older news.)
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