Sunday, 30 September 2012

Ghostly Netherlands

It is many years since I visited the wonderful city of Amsterdam.  Mr Priestley has apparently set his as yet to be published novel, Through Dead Eyes in that location, and I am sure it is merely coincidental that during his last visit to Pity's End I happened to tell him the story of a boy called Alexander who was haunted by a girl called Hanna - a girl who had died long before during the Dutch Golden Age.

Their fates became horribly entwined when Alexander bought a Japanese mask and put it on.

Mr Priestley's publishers are kind enough to send me advance copies of his work and I see that apart from moving the story to a contemporary setting and shortening the boy's name to Alex, Mr Priestley has once again shamelessly appropriated one of my stories.  I have written to his publisher and I await their response.  Franz is very vexed.

The intended publication date is March 2013, but I urge you not to buy it.

Friday, 28 September 2012

In which I am encouraged by Franz to write some more 'blog posts'

Yes, Franz.  I am about to, if you would just give me a chance.

This 'blog' has been dormant for a many months and it appears that in that time it has been visited by up to a dozen people, some of whom have gone away mildly disappointed.  For which I am. of course, very, very sorry.  I am a very old man, forced to hear and retell the stories of the dead.  Sometimes these things slip my mind.

I shall endeavour to be a better 'blogger' in future.