Red Ike – an old novel about Cumberland

While having a meander through some searches on Google for Lake District topics, I came across an Amazon link to a favourite old novel of mine that I never knew had been reprinted: Red Ike.

First published in 1931 and reprinted in 2009, it looks back to the previous century, and it is based around Threlkeld (my home village, which appears in my own novels as ‘Linthwaite’).


Westmorland Gazette article about the novel ‘My Cup Runneth Over’

An article from what locals often call the “Wezzy Gezzy” – the Kendal-based Westmorland Gazette – about my new Lakeland police novel:       ‘My Cup Runneth Over’.

The outdoor images in their photo gallery were taken just last week, outside the tiny and extremely humble quarryman’s house in which I was raised and which, I believe, speaks volumes regarding the achievements of my late parents in respect of all three of their sons.

As for my childhood and teenage years spent on Lake District fellsides and beck-edges, could it have been better? …. If so, I really don’t know how. 🙂