Posted on 2nd October 2015

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Opposing Library Closures

Now that Jeremy Corbyn has been elected leader of the Labour Party, I very much hope that included in his government policies-to-oppose tray, is a memo to crank up the protests against the closures of public libraries. Following a short imprisonment in Wormwood Scrubs in 1981, the institution where I managed to educate myself and…

Posted on 25th September 2015

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We’re in the Entertainment Business

Devising ways to publicise my debut novel, Brixton Rock, the ever-inventive, Rosemarie Hudson, publisher of BlackAmber Books, came up with the idea of giving away a free stick of Brixton Rock with every purchase of the novel.  Local bookstores and their staff loved the notion (and tasted it during tea-break) and had enough enthusiasm to…

Posted on 21st May 2012

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Brenton Brown

Like a doting parent, Alex Wheatle has always liked to keep tabs on the characters from his novels after the end of their personal narrative, often giving them walk-on parts in books other their own. This time, though, he goes back to the source, bringing us up to date on Brenton Brown, the troubled mixed-race…