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The Observer on The Perfect Golden Circle

Financial Times on Cuddy

"His prose is taut, confident, professionally polished but at the same time maintaining a sense of rustic and unrefined authenticity, that which is truly hewn."

Sarah Hall on Beastings


Sebastian Barry on The Gallows Pole

"Historical fiction at its best"

Pat Barker on The Gallows Pole

New Statesman on The Offing

The Guardian on The Gallows Pole

"His prose is beautifully controlled and so graphic it's impossible not to picture the scenes he conjures up in striking detail. There is no hiding from the darkness because the writing is so damned good."

Val McDermid on Turning Blue

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