“Figura was a revelation – funny,sharp and on top form.” Robert McCrum – The Observer


“Profoundly honest and at the same time joyfully entertaining” Independent on Sunday

Fringe Review ∗∗∗∗∗ Poetry, boring? Think again. Riveting.
Exeunt – ∗∗∗∗ …extraordinary piece of theatre.
The Skinny ∗∗∗∗ ….a tour de force   Kate Fox News ….a landmark & masterclass

…..candour, restraint, & perfect detail, showing how art’s restraint & life’s truth can illuminate, uplift & transformGillian Clarke

riveting Jackie Kay magnificent David Morley, Magma Magazine rivals the novels of Thomas Hardy Derek Adams, Eyewear Piercing lyricism Penelope Shuttle, Ink, Sweat & Tears  hugely enjoyable Matt Merrit, Polyolbion a remarkable book Michael Bartholomew-Biggs, London Grip A tremendous achievement Angela France, Iota Magazine


Magma ….cinematic details that hold you Sphinx.genuinely tender Kirsten Irving …makes history a personal and authentic encounter Jennifer Wong Thoroughly recommended Andrew Slater London Grip ….echoes the human condition in its blend of joy and sadness

                      Boring The Arse Off Young People

London Grip- .….as much craft as Figura’s more ambitious and more serious work.
Sphinx- voice to a new generation of middle-aged people…Fiona Sinclair several big-laugh moments Nick Asbury often exuberant, frequently wryly self-deprecating, … observationMatt Merritt

 Dr Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine

…. moving, sometimes very funny & always engaging. ….he includes us rather than making us feel we are intruding.   Michael Bartholomew-Biggs London Grip
..brave, confident & articulate. Norwich Spy….enriching, unforgettable read.  Rosie Johnston  London Grip …an impressive book almost childlike in its honesty, written from hard-won experience & crafted with great skill, tackling difficult themes with grace & a self-deprecating bravado  Pippa Little, Magma


I haven’t read a pamphlet as exquisite as this for some time.  Robert M Francis, Sphinx  I could quote from every stanza, finding new connections between them: I don’t have enough space in this review. So, buy this, and read it. Treasure it. And, for the third time, it is all beautiful. D A Prince, Under The Radar