The 60s


Don’t forget – A Short History of Anxiety, is free to download, from Amazon, next weekend. Most young people view the 60s as a decadent decade of sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. The only true part is the rock ‘n roll. The music changed everything, because of the dirge that had gone before. TimeContinue reading “The 60s”

Scratching my Head


What fiction authors do! They scratch their head. They do it when they write a plot and when they are finished and revising the plot, and when the revisions are finished and it is to be published and then, finally when it is to be sold. That’s when the scratching really begins! Marketing is theContinue reading “Scratching my Head”

Coming of age in modern Downton Abbey


The full story is available via Amazon, with all the twists, turns, love, mendacity, betrayal and sin and error, every romantic thriller should encompass.
Someone Tell Me What Is Going On – Millie Backhouse shouts as her life descends into confusion.
She sorts it out, of course.

Someone Tell Me! – Day 1


During C-19 lockdown, I decided to post chapters of my 5* novel Someone Tell Me What Is Going On, as a free read. I’ve now re-posted the first 9 chapters so that they are in the correct order. If you are interested in the whole novel, go to Clive La Pensée on Amazon or clickContinue reading “Someone Tell Me! – Day 1”

Someone Tell me! – Day 2


New to this series? Please check out Day 1 – Vera before continuing. The Rules. Tuesday. It was a beautiful July morning. I took my normal route to the café, alongside a stream full of watercress and tall grasses and late-spring scents. It followed the route of an avenue of fine old sycamores and chestnuts,Continue reading “Someone Tell me! – Day 2”

Someone Tell Me! – Days 3 and 4


These chapters stand alone as short stories, but click here for Days 1 and 2 and enjoy the build up. Summary Day 1. Vera offers Millie a job as a Lady’s companion. Day 2. The Lady and her companion get off on the wrong foot, but manage a truce. Day 3. The House. Wednesday. SometimeContinue reading “Someone Tell Me! – Days 3 and 4”

Someone Tell Me! – Days 5 and 6


It’s great fun putting my 5* novel up for people to read during lockdown. I will keep posting <Someone Tell Me What Is Going On!> after Lockdown. You can also read for free on Kindle Unlimited. So far – Millie is offered a job as a lady’s companion, but things end in a myriad ofContinue reading “Someone Tell Me! – Days 5 and 6”

Someone Tell Me! – Day 7


You can find the previous chapters as Day 1 etc. under Literature. Can’t wait. Get Someone Tell Me What Is Going On,’ free to read on Kindle Unlimited, or just £0.99 as e-book. If you would rather read on, then just know that Millie and Sid are best friends and employed by Lady Vera AshingtonContinue reading “Someone Tell Me! – Day 7”