Consequences: the launch

That’s blown my cover

I am pleased to say that on Friday July 29 I will be launching my novel, Consequences, at Glenfall House on the outskirts of Cheltenham.

The novel has been nearly six years in the making and I have given myself 10 days to organise the launch. Oh well.

Here are the details:

Join us at Glenfall House, near Cheltenham, to launch 


Friday 29 July, 2022, 19:00 for 19:30

The book is not for sale. If you come, you’ll get a copy. If not, we’ll see how many are left over.
A splendid time is guaranteed for all.


  • 19:30. John will tell you about the book and how to make one of your own. With jokes.
    There will be extracts, and local oddball Hannah Hart will interview the author.
  • 21:00. Thank God for that, here’s the food.
  • 21:30. Songs inspired by the book, murdered by the author and his accomplices,
    followed by music, dancing, spontaneous outbursts of joy, wailing and gnashing of teeth.
  • 00:00: Chucking-out time.


  • Breakfast time: If you’re still around, join us for breakfast and a little mystery tour: Consequences in the Cotswolds.

If you arrive early enough, you’ll get a drink on us. There will be a hot buffet at 21:00.

All welcome, including children, companion animals and companion humans.

If you’d like to contribute to the entertainment – music, jokes, poetry, a story – we won’t stop you.

About Glenfall House

Glenfall House is at Mill Lane, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 4EP. It’s a pleasant uphill walk from the edge ’Nam, but we’ll find a way of transporting you if you don’t fancy that. It’s a Regency country house hotel with lovely gardens overlooking Leckhampton Hill as far as the Devil’s Chimney. There are rooms, if you are coming a long way and fancy a sleepover. Ring and ask: 01242 323 889 or There are plenty of other options. I’m putting up a tent on my patio.

Here are a few pictures. Pretty, isn’t it?

If you would like to come, please get in touch. My number is 077 88 515387. My email is