Warning: This site containers book spoilers. You should read Back: Parts 1 and 2 first

Latest


BACK Screenplay Finally Finished: Adventure Backpackers Encounter the Vietnam War.

BACK Screenplay Finally Finished: Adventure Backpackers Encounter the Vietnam War.

1 month ago
Above Photo: Remote mountains and jungle – the real-life locations of BACK. One reason I wanted to write my novel BACK was to catapult the Vietnam War, and the evils and problems arising from that conflict, into a modern-day context. An unexploded aeroplane bomb, dropped during the Vietnam War and still embedded in the jungle, nose upwards, along the Ho Chi ... Read More
View More Articles »


The Vietnam War: US Espionage in Saigon’s Cathedral.

The Vietnam War: US Espionage in Saigon’s Cathedral.

3 weeks ago
Above Photo: Saigon’s Notre Dame Cathedral, a hotbed of espionage during the Vietnam War. One place I really wanted to visit on my recent trip to Saigon was Notre Dame Cathedral; but not for any religious or even architectural reason. This visit was motivated purely by an interest in seeing a place that had been used during the Vietnam War ... Read More
View More Articles »


Only In Cambodia: A Minibus Full of Pigs…

Only In Cambodia: A Minibus Full of Pigs…

2 weeks ago
Pigs being transported in a Cambodian minibus. I’m well-used to seeing all kinds of sights on the roads of remote, rural Cambodia, where usually anything goes, but I have to confess to being very surprised when I recently got on a small ferry to cross a river. The car ferry I took to cross a Cambodian river. On the ferry was ... Read More
View More Articles »


John Atkinson Grimshaw’s Paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road.

John Atkinson Grimshaw’s Paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road.

4 months ago
Liverpool from Wapping (1875)  I’m a massive fan of John Atkinson Grimshaw’s art. For many years I have seen his paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road (shown above and below) in books, articles and even pubs all over the UK. I’ve always thought they were magnificent examples of Victorian urban art, and they came across my path again recently when I ... Read More
View More Articles »


Another Cambodian Jungle Mystery – The Case Of Sihanouk’s Vanishing Head.

Another Cambodian Jungle Mystery – The Case Of Sihanouk’s Vanishing Head.

2 days ago
 Above Photo: It used to be here…. When we were in Ratanakiri Province in eastern Cambodia, we visited a town called Lumphat, where we were about to be shown one of the glories of the Province, a bust of the former Prince Sihanouk, who is revered in Cambodia and who used to have a Palace in the town, having fled ... Read More
View More Articles »


View More Articles »
View More Articles »