October 27, 2014


My first ever review from a professional reviewer – Raelee Chapman of the Singapore Review of Books. Very pleased indeed with that! Just stumbled across it whilst googling…

Originally posted on Singapore Review of Books


Ann Bennett’s Bamboo Heart begins with Tom Ellis,...

October 11, 2014

At the end of the Second World War allied  intelligence services surveyed newly-released prisoners of war with so-called liberation questionnaires. My novel, Bamboo Heart, started life when I discovered my father’s liberation questionnaire in the National Archives...

October 11, 2014

Welcome to my first post about the inspirations behind my book Bamboo Heart, published by Monsoon Books. I have been thinking back to what first inspired me to write it


It is the story of Tom, a British soldier during world war II who is captured by the Japanese a...

September 15, 2014

This is my very first blog post about my upcoming book, Bamboo Heart now published by Monsoon Books. It was inspired by my research into my dad's experience as a prisoner of war on the death railway in Thailand and is now available to order in the UK on both Kindle and...

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