Presenter of the Year

08 Jul 12 

I’m massively delighted and surprised to say that I won Presenter of the Year at the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards… and here I am with radio legend Simon Bates.

My thanks to Xfm, and to Matt and Dave for making me seem much better than I am, every single day…

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Thomas Was Alone…

30 Jun 12 

At the beginning of the year, an indy games developer called Mike Bithell emailed me and asked me to check out a little game he was working on. So I did. And I loved it. It was only an early version, but I thought it was absolutely beautiful. He asked me if I’d narrate the game. I was very pleased to.

The game is out today, and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It’s called Thomas Was Alone… if you’ve got a Mac or a PC, check it out. It’s a dream to play, has incredible music by David Housden, and a really lovely story, which I’ve tried not to ruin. I’m proud to be part of it. You can download it here.

Also in the world of videogames, I’m asked a lot on Twitter if Shaun Hastings will be back for Assassin’s Creed 3. And he will. Which means I’ll have to think of some grumpy things to say. This time round, I was lucky enough to be asked to also write some stuff for the game itself by Corey May, which has been great fun. They’ve renamed the Animus “the Danimus” as a result.

That’s not true.

But the game is shaping up to be amazing and comes out in a few months…

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La ragazza di Charlotte Street…

07 Jun 12 

… is what the Italian edition of Charlotte Street is called, and I’m just back from three days of events in Florence, Milan and Vicenza launching it. It was great fun, fuelled by pasta and red wine. And they even sent a London cab to pick me up from the railway station.

(Sitting in a London cab wasn’t unusual for me. But it looked very odd on the streets on Vicenza…)

I’m thrilled to say that the novel is now a bestseller – so thank you so, so, so much if you got a copy. It’s a new discipline for me, and your support means the world. My thanks, too, to everyone at Feltrinelli – and there’ll be more international editions of the book out soon, in Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Korea, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain and the US.

It was really excellent to meet some Italian readers! The Italian version is here!

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Another Coleen Nolan exclusive from the guys at RegTransfers magazine!

22 Apr 12 

I spotted this in a newsagents in Belsize Park, London

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A beautiful garden in one easy step!


I spotted this in a SkyMall catalogue

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The Urine Cafe?

21 Apr 12 

I spotted this in Bethnal Green, London.

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