From Page To Screen

Adapting The Poison Tree When The Poison Tree was commissioned by STV, one very famous author cornered me at a party and feverishly told me not to let anyone near it – that the television company would destroy my precious novel forever. This attitude bewildered me. If I wanted complete control...

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Trailer Vs. Trailer

Just over a week now until the adaptation of my novel The Poison Tree premieres on ITV1 and to say I'm excited is an understatement. I'll write at length about the experience of seeing my work brought to the screen closer to the broadcast. In the meantime, these two very different clips give you an...

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FAQs

Every now and then, they unchain me from my desk and let me loose on the book-loving public. I love to meet readers and am always flattered and amazed by the things they have to ask me. While some questions are unusual – I doubt I’ll ever again be asked, as I was in West Hampstead, whether I...

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In Suburbia

It has been about three weeks since I ventured beyond my own postcode. The view from my study window is nothing but houses and golf courses as far as the eye can see. On days like this, the suburbs threaten to swallow me up and the menace of it feels as acute as any skulking figure in an urban...

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Welcome…

...to my newly revamped website. This is my first blog, somewhere for me to talk to you in more than 140 characters but less than 90,000 words. I’m writing this in my London study, but this week exciting things are happening for me on the other side of the Atlantic. Today my first novel, The...

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