After countless years of writing best-selling non-fiction and biography, I have at last completed my debut novel. It’s not in any way what people might expect from me – a story of marriage, love and a woman’s personal sexual dilemma, set in Norfolk in 1938 – so look out for The Marmalade Pot to be published in November 2020 by Cato & Clarke at £8.99. Fern Britton has described it as ‘Intriguing and satisfying’
I am presently accumulating information and material to see if enough is available for me to write a biography of the zoologist Clinton H Keeling (1932-2007) who created and ran Ashover Zoological Gardens (also called Pan’s Garden) in Derbyshire from 1955 to 1971 and visited countless schools throughout the country with his animals. I would be delighted to hear from anyone who may have reminiscences, photographs or any other relevant information.