I was born in Alexandra Park Nursing Home, close to Ally Pally, as Alexandra Palace is known to the locals. It’s also called the ‘People’s Palace’ because it’s not a palace at all but a leisure centre. It stands on a hill in North London and is home to the studio where the BBC made their very first television broadcast.
I grew up in leafy South London, spent my student years near the Portobello Road and now I’ve come home to roost in a Victorian house at the foot of Ally Pally once again.
London is my city, and I never run out of things to do and see in it, which is what this blog is about. But I’ve also spent some time living and working in Tokyo and travelling round Japan, which accounts for the occasional Japanese flavour.
I visit a lot of places with my friend, London Tour Guide Yannick. Find out about his tours on his website, London Unravelled.
I’m also the author of the Josie Clark in Japan series of East-West fusion murder mysteries. Josie’s a Tokyo-based expat Londoner who stumbles across a lot of bodies.
So far, she’s solved a murder on a karaoke night out in The Tokyo Karaoke Murder, gone backstage at Japan’s unique and spectacular Takarazuka Revue to expose a murderer and save a priceless treasure in The Cherry Blossom Murder and found that poetry can be more dangerous than you’d think when a charismatic haiku-writing financier falls from the top of Matsuyama castle in The Haiku Murder.