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THE NAME’S BOND……..


A couple of years ago I met Michael Bond at the launch of the two volume history of Playschool. He was charming and told about how he used to work in the BBC children's television department and worked on (among other things) Playschool. His work there inspired him to try his hand at writing a ...

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WHAT COMES AFTER…


I am recording Tightrope by Simon Mawer, a beautifully written novel that tells what happens to Marian (a Anglo/French member of the Resistence during the last war) when she comes home after capture, torture and the hell of Ravensbrück concentration camp.  Agents, double-agents, lovers, friends, enemies. Who can she trust? Riveting stuff. A real page-turner.

TALK BACK


Nice feedback for my talk in Ware. More talks coming up. Watch this space! I wanted to thank you very much for the event with Gordon last week in Ware. It was a real success and the feedback we had back was brilliant. The number of people who attended was absolutely right for the room ...

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NICE MESSAGE. BEAUTIFUL BOOK


TE Tan Dear Mr Griffin, Many thanks for doing a superb reading of my novel, The Gift of Rain. Best, Twan Eng

GRAB ME A GONDOLA


I leave the dark and sinister world of 1984 and drift down the Grand Canal to venice in the 1400s. The Floating Book (Michelle Lovric)is a story of passion, pox and printing. An extraordinary dense powerful novel. And it would be impossible to think of a novel more different from Orwell's. Out of the frying ...

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IT’S HERE!!!


The day has come! The moment you’ve all been waiting for! The new website is up and running!!! Thanks so much to Tina and the team at Inky Squid without whom etc etc…. They’ve done a brilliant job designing the site. Please feel free to get in touch with me. All comments gratefully received, especially ...

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THREE DEGREES OF SEPARATION


My goddaughter’s son’s godfather has just won Best Actor Oscar!! Bravo Eddie Redmayne! Talking of the Oscars: Andrew Hodge’s huge biography of Alan Turning (made into the Oscar –nominated film The Imitation Game) was recorded by….me!

BY GEORGE!!


Big Brother, newspeak, Room 101. These phrases originate from George Orwell’s 1984 of course. Often described as one of the most influential novels of the last century, I am delighted to be recording it for the RNIB. It’s dark, sinister and…well, Orwellian!!!!

ARRIVEDERCI ROMA!


They say that Rome wasn’t built in a day and it certainly took me many days to record the nine Falco novels of Lindsay Davis that are set in Ancient Rome. On Friday 13th of February I completed the series. The novels have a ‘who-dun-it’ element and some are pretty gory and graphic but the main element that runs ...

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Herts And Minds


My first talk of the year. If you're anywhere near Ware please come and say Hello. I am talking about how audiobooks are prepared and recorded and telling how I got involved in that world. I’ll be reading extracts from some books I have record although not from all 670! I’ll be at the Ware ...

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