A great performance of the greatest of all murder ballads, by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Based on the English folk song, 'The Gosport Tragedy'. Virginia coal miner and banjo player Dock Boggs recorded the definitive version in the 1920s.
I worked as a research biologist in various universities, including Oxford and UCLA, and for
six years was a lecturer in botany at St Andrews University before becoming a full-time
My latest novel is In The Mouth of The Whale, published in paperback in October 2012.
Some of my fiction and nonfiction is archived on my web site