Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Blowing my own trumpet!

At the risk of enlarging the size of my head, wanted to share just some of the lovely comments I've received over the past couple of weeks about the book! Thank you to everyone who has commented.

"Prepare to be intrigued, entertained, enthralled and totally captivated." Virginia Mason writing in the Halifax Courier.
"An engaging and unusually constructed story with a feast of atmospheric prose and some incredibly enlightening historical knowledge." Beverley Beirne, Ilkley
"It was a good thing I didn't have anywhere to go this morning - I have been truly fascinated by the book." Mrs E. Powell, York
"I just meant to flick through and read it later, but have immediately got to chapter 2" Mrs Clarke, Brighton
"I found it fascinating." Mrs Kolbusz, Odiham.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Phoenix radio

Enjoyable chat with Sara Hinchcliffe on Phoenix Radio's Coffee Culture slot. Thanks, Sara!

Saturday, 7 May 2011


A very enjoyable evening at the Black Horse. Andrew and Jane, licensees, were extremely helpful, there were no technical hitches with the presentation, audience was well behaved, apart from a couple of ne'r- do- wells (you know who you are!) so all in all a successful night. My thanks to everyone who came along.

Thanks to Alan

A big thank you to Alan Burnett for putting information about the book on his blog. Alan's photo of the Anchor pub, taken in the sixties, is also included in Borrowers of the Night. The Anchor is opposite the Black Bull in Brighouse. Thomas Ramsden, one of the people to give a deposition before the coroner, spent New Year's Eve 1832 drinking at these two establishments. You can enjoy Alan's musings on Calderdale life, real ale,  a collection of fascinating sepia photos along with other topics on

Monday, 2 May 2011

Thursday Book Launch

Looking forward to the book launch at the Black Horse on Thursday at 7.30. Hope I've managed to work in something of interest for everyone. It's going to feel a wee bit spooky given the pub's close links to the murder and its investigation. Andrew and Jane Russell, the licensees, are being wonderfully helpful, so fingers crossed for a great event.