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I give regular talks at various events. If you would like me to speak to your organisation please email 


Forthcoming and ongoing events

The Elthamread

I am involved in running the Elthamread, an initiative aimed at encouraging people living in SE9 to read the same book each year in October and come together to talk about it. The chosen book for 2016 was The Swimming Pool by Louise Candlish. The new book for 2017 is London Lies Beneath by Stella DuffyFor information see







26 September-1 October

I will be appearing at ManxLit, the literary festival on the Isle of Man. I will be running workshops on writing non-fiction through the day on Saturday 30 September then talking about my book, The Mesmerist, at 6 pm at Noa Bakehouse. Tickets here.




I am helping to run the Elthamread - encouraging everyone in SE9 to read the same book throughout October. The chosen book this year is London Lies Beneath by Stella Duffy. More details here.


12 October

I will be taking part in an evening of Dickens and mesmerism at Dickens House Museum, 48 Doughty Street, London. Tickets on sale now.


20 October


I will be speaking about the history of using hypnosis as anaesthesia at the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. Tickets on sale now


16 November

I will be returning to Croydon Medical Society to talk about  The Mesmerist.


27 November

I'm taking part in Ex Libris Live! - a panel show on books and bluffing at Blackwell's bookshop in Oxford. Evening starts at 7 pm. Details and tickets here.




8 March

The Mesmerist is published in paperback.

17 April

I am speaking at Kensal Green Cemetery about John Elliotson, the doctor who brought mesmerism to Victorian London, whose grave can be found in the cemetery. Details to come. 

24 April

I will be talking at Highgate Cemetery about my new book, The Mesmerist. Details to come. 

11 July

I will be visiting the Arvon Foundation at Totleigh Barton, Devon, to talk about writing non-fiction.

Past events


Exhibition - The Mesmerist, about John Elliotson and the Victorian mania for hypnotism, at the Royal Society of Medicine Library, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE.   

Exhibition - Stubbs and the Wild at the Holburne Museum, Bath

The exhibition has now closed but you can still hear my podcast on Stubbs's picture of The Moose

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