Roddy Doyle abridgement for BBC

It may appear that I’ve gone to ground since May – but no. It has been a busy summer and it’s not letting up – which is all good.

I completed a re-write of a radio play; am working on a book for MHA (updating the history book I compiled for the charity’s 65th anniversary); have much to do for the Singing the Faith Plus website; and am currently working on an abridgement of Roddy Doyle’s novel for younger teenagers – A Greyhound of a Girl.

Greyhound is a lovely book about ghosts, dealing with death, and the close connection between generations of one family. Frank Cottrell Boyce says that Doyle is “one of the best writers of dialogue there has ever been”. So no pressure there!