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Stranger danger

Posted by Simon Parke, 20 Oct 2016

So here we are in the 16th century; though some call it the 21st. It just doesn’t feel we’ve come very far in the last 500 years…

It was in 1596 that Queen Elizabeth told the Privy Council, ‘There are lately divers blackamoores brought into this realme, of which kind of people there are already too manie’...

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Detective fiction... and the Magnificat

Posted by Simon Parke, 19 Oct 2016

Q: Why write murder mystery, Simon?

S: Well, first of all, it’s a genre I’ve always enjoyed; so I’ve had many unknowing tutors along the way. I’m one of the few people who can watch ‘Murder she wrote’ and call it study…well, almost…

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Trust me. I'm a comic.

Posted by Simon Parke, 18 Oct 2016

Have you ever seen the Railway Station sketch?

Possibly not.

But it was one of the most popular shows in Britain in its day, performed in the late 1800’s by the popular duo, Footit and Chocolat…

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Cover of A (Very) Public School Murder

My latest book A (Very) Public School Murder is published on 19 May by Marylebone House. Abbot Peter and his niece DI Tamsin Shah, investigate murder when the local school’s Headmaster, Jamie King, is found dead at the bottom of Stormhaven’s famous white cliffs. Read more and pre-order your copy.

Simon's Mindful Lifebelts app

Mindful Lifebelts is an app to help when life is difficult; or preferably, to prevent it becoming so. The short meditations come in both written and audio form, spoken by Simon.

A contemplative few days based around Simon's book, The Beautiful Life, now republished as The Journey Home. The retreat features meditation, silence, community and teaching.

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