Somewhat grim guestblog for the lovely Paul D. Brazill including mention of Sandra Bullock, Nutella-flavoured maggots, my shipwreck book, a message in a bottle, and why I don’t want to disappear.
Once there was a little girl who lived by the sea. So far, so fairytale. Fast forward a bit and she’s in a dark kitchen with a bad man who is quietly telling her he can make her disappear so efficiently that no-one will even remember she existed in the first place. He knows the police, he has “connections”. If he chooses, she will disappear. And no-one will ever know her unhappy ending. Or care.
Unfortunately, this isn’t an updated Grimm’s tale or intro to a thriller. My approach to researching and writing my book “The Sinking of RMS Tayleur: The Lost Story of the ‘Victorian Titanic’” (Pen & Sword, 2014) was affected by my experiences as a kid, but it is definitely a story of those involved directly with the tragedy, not the author writing it. It’s only when Paul asked me to write a guestpost on…
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