This mammoth playlist features some wonderful modern instrumental music that I listened to on repeat as I wrote Craftwork.
Alfie Lester’s checkered past on the streets of Cheyne Heath has made him the perfect partner for Gosha.
The Comet Club, stronghold of usurpers to the sainthood of Shadow and workplace of Johnny and Alfie, I pictured in my mind as a cross between the Bowery Ballroom in New York City, one of my favorite places to see live music, and the fabled Blitz Club of 1980s London.
My original idea for the title of Book 3 of The Witch of Cheyne Heath was “spellbound,” the title of one of my favorite Siouxsie and the Banshees songs…
The Annual Gold Bullion Hunt One of the most delightful and whimsical annual events in Cheyne Heath is the Spanish Gold Bullion Hunt that happens every summer solstice on the heath. In the late 1800s, Robert Louis Stevenson made reference in a letter to an acquaintance of a substantial sum in gold bullion stolen from…
The character of Johnny’s friend and onetime lover, Sir Wilfred Stepney, is based on two painters: Lucian Freud, who wasn’t gay, and David Hockney, who is.