Mabel Wins Silvers

Posted on Jan 30, 2020 in Latest

My non-fiction book-in-progress about silent movie actress Mabel Poulton has been awarded a prestigious Silvers Grant by a jury at the New York Review of Books. The Robert B. Silvers Foundation is a charitable trust established by a bequest of the late Robert B. Silvers, a founding editor of The New York Review of Books. […]

Larks Across The Pond

Posted on Nov 19, 2019 in Latest

Impossible Causes was published in America today, on the tail of some cracking reviews and coverage. Ivy Pochodo chose Impossible Causes for inclusion in the New York Times round-up of thrillers by women. “There has never been a more exciting or challenging time for women who write and read thrillers and crime novels,” she begins, […]

What Larks for Impossible Causes

Posted on Oct 25, 2019 in Latest

Impossible Causes was released on October 19 amid a flurry of events, podcast appearances and some cracking reviews. In a jampacked week to celebrate the book’s hardback launch, I sat on a panel at Off The Shelf Festival in Sheffield, alongside Twitter poet Brian Bilston and novelist Stephen May, before joining authors Kirsty Logan and […]

Mother Tongue: US Reviews Are In

Posted on Aug 29, 2019 in Latest

This month saw the US publication of Mother Tongue and reviewers have been generous with their praise. Publisher’s Weekly selected it as a Book of the Week, calling it “a raw, compelling read”, while Russian Life especially bonded with the protagonist, saying, “Mayhew… has crafted a character in Darya that gleams with hope and grit.” […]

Mabel Gets Her Voice

Posted on Apr 9, 2019 in Books, Latest

Arts Council England have awarded me a National Lottery Project Grant to write a book centred on British silent movie actress Mabel Poulton. Mabel was the star of the most popular film of 1928, The Constant Nymph, starring opposite Ivor Novello. But after that huge success, her career dwindled. The introduction of film sound exposed […]

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