Category Archives: The Followers

Launch of The Followers at Slightly Foxed Books

On Monday night we celebrated the launch of The Followers at one of the most delightful independent bookshops in London: Slightly Foxed Books on Gloucester Road. If you haven’t already been, make sure you pay a visit – they have an … Continue reading

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Places that inspired The Followers

1. The moors I was taken to Dartmoor a lot as a little kid. Apparently we even used to camp there, which now sounds pretty horrifying. Although The Followers is actually set on the Yorkshire moors, I returned to Dartmoor twice more … Continue reading

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How to start your own cult in 5 simple steps

Using the expertise I gained whilst researching The Followers, I’ve made this handy video guide to help all you aspiring cult leaders out there. If you’re wondering why the picture’s a little grainy, it’s because I recorded it in my … Continue reading

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What do we mean by ‘cult’?

Is the word ‘cult’ is a bit dodgy? Whilst writing The Followers, I thought about this a lot. Certainly there are plenty of problems with ‘cult’ as a label. For starters, it’s often used too loosely, to refer to any group that is seen … Continue reading

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Writing about place

Until recently, location has never interested me much. I was vaguely aware when reading Wuthering Heights as a teenager that the story wouldn’t be quite as effective if it were set, say, in Milton Keynes, but beyond that I rarely bothered to … Continue reading

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