The Trickster Prince

Matt Houlbrook: mobile historian; beard growing, head shaving; occasional cycling.

The morning after the book before

The detritus of a manuscript now sent.

September 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin…

  Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin… Where do you begin though? Newspapers, magazines, and websites often put together lists of the best opening lines from novels. It is … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 15 Comments

I started something I couldn’t finish

  If the first cut is the deepest, then the last word feels like the hardest. Ten years after I started trying to write this book, and after a year … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · 1 Comment