Insulation Beads

Our house is old – and cold. We use gas central heating that never quite succeeds in heating the place properly. The reason for this has been clear for years: the cavity walls have no internal insulation. Yesterday, two young men arrived in a truck and filled the walls with bonded insulation beads. These are […]

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WW2 – What if…?

WW2 Alternative History Writing historical fiction is fun, but the need for historical accuracy can impose artificial restrictions on the narrative flow. In the same way that world-building provides a blank canvas for fantasy writers, allowing them to escape the restrictions of real life and stretch their imaginations, alternative history provides wriggle room for the […]

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Bone Crushing Machine

WW2 – The Holocaust: What the German People Knew

One or two readers have questioned why there was no mention in The Black Orchestra of the Holocaust — the Nazis’ so-called ‘Final Solution’. While writing the book, I was acutely aware of the need for accuracy in depicting the extent of common knowledge among the German people of these extreme atrocities. Kurt Müller was […]

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