Author of The Great and Calamitous Tale of Johan Thoms & The Deaths & Afterlife of Aleister Crowley https://www.facebook.com/IanThorntonauthor/
Ian Thornton is an English novelist and cricket writer, living in Toronto. His debut novel The Great & Calamitous Tale of Johan Thoms is published by Simon&Schuster Canada, and by HarperCollins UK. Out on June 5th, 2014. www.johanthoms.com
As a writer, I believe that on the whole, writers, particularly seasoned ones, should be avoided at all cost. We are a moribund faction, convinced that the world might (or should) be interested in our...
This is a remarkable, beautiful, touching, shimmying and evocative meditation on redemption, lost chances, weakness, the lure of excess, family, individualism, the wreckage of war, the folly of man on that other, albeit smaller, stage of the football pitch, and ultimately, the passage of time. The issue of addiction is superbly addressed.
On Friday, an ever-dwindling gang of fading, brave champions shall gather. Their gang were beautiful, planet-saving heroes, every last one of them. But there was bravery, and then there was Bill Millin, Piper Bill, a commando who astonishingly marched the beaches of Normandy that pivotal day seven decades ago, as his comrades swam, rushed, fell, fought, died around him.