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Once a Jolly Swagman

Once a Jolly Swagman is a 1949 British film about the rise, fall and redemption of a speedway champion played by a gorgeous 27-year-old Dirk Bogarde in what I think was his first starring role.

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Shark Alley

A Victorian novel and online serial: 'Adrift in the Atlantic with a corrupt Tory M.P. Surrounded by sharks. Low on booze. Who says history is boring?'

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The Author Who Outsold Dickens

My latest book, published by Pen & Sword: 'Ainsworth’s story is also the story of the development of the English novel, perhaps just as much as that story belongs to Dickens. But it is a story rarely told; at least until now...'

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