I studied history, education, global affairs and literary journalism at the Universities of Cardiff, Oxford and Hong Kong – where I stayed on as a senior researcher. I teach part-time and write regularly, as a freelancer, for the South China Morning Post. My recent subject matter ranges from George Orwell’s prediction of the current continuation of the Cold War in East Asia, to arguing for integration of the Olympics and Paralympics, to examining the reach of China’s censorship into other sovereign states.
My first novel-to-be, Providence, is inspired both by my grandmother’s escape from Poland in 1939 and the heroics of RAF crews sent to war in obsolete technology. PROVIDENCE Part I – click to read
P R O V I D E N C E - A story of love, loyalty and a chance kill
Providence is a destiny-defying thriller based around authentic events and real lives, researched with the aid of expert historians in London, Warsaw and Prague.
The stories of Polish student Dyta Zając and a British RAF crew based half a continent away weave through the fabric of the Second World War – from Britain’s little-known first offensive in September 1939, through to the most brazen covert operation against the Nazi elite.
Yet more dangerous than the enemy is the assumption that your enemy’s enemy is your friend.