My published work includes:
- Angels in a Terracotta Landscape - short stories about Israel and Nigeria.
- The Hidden Passion - text for an illustrated book of my Christian figurative paintings of the Stations of the Cross
- Fragments of War, Hope and Peace, a pictorial commentary of paintings and drawings by Kathy Priddis, with poems by Margot Arthurton 1995, in aid of Victims of War, Bosnia.
- Night Fires – a novel, published in 2009. The story of religious and ethnic conflict in Middle Belt Nigeria, and the ill-fated love between a white Englishman and a bush village girl.
An excerpt from "Nightfires." Click here...
BOOK REVIEWS - from Readers
- If you are expecting a simple love story then don’t read this book; but if you want to be challenged, informed, strengthened and delighted then do read this book!
- When I bought ‘Night Fires’ I had presumed it would reflect the usual black/white relationship of poverty, dependence and philanthropy. Instead, I became absorbed into a contemporary story of modern Nigeria, a story which explores the tensions between Christian and Muslim, tensions which lead to both tragedy and hope, a story which through the developing relationship between Daniel and Hadissa challenges European values: are true riches material or spiritual?
- This is no sanitised love story: it contains lust, love, pride, selfishness and heartbreaking reality. Woven though the narrative is a spiritual thread so delicate it does not strangle the reader but leads one to contemplate one’s own values and preconceptions. This book speaks of a God who gets his hands dirty, who knows us in our weakness as well as our strength but continues to speak with compassion into the turmoil of our lives.
- Just to let you know how very much I enjoyed your book. I found it absolutely riveting and also very interesting. I see from the flap that you worked in Nigeria and I found your 'discussion' in the book about the relative cultures very interesting. I did VSO in Amritsar in India for a year when I left school and I think I had much the same thoughts as you do. I also briefly worked for an African in London and was very interested to see how similar many of his ways were to the characters in your novel.
- I am terribly impressed that you have written a book in addition to your artwork – all that painting & pottery, and now a novel – how do you do it?
- I am currently reading your book and enjoying it very much, so much so that I have ordered 2 more copies of the book as I already know whose Christmas present I have bought!
- I read Night Fires once, lent it to my husband, and now am re-reading it – and again feeling I can’t put it down!
- I have read your book and enjoyed it enormously. You should be very proud of yourself – it is an amazing achievement. You are a particularly good story-teller – I found it utterly gripping as it unfolded. Are there any more in the pipeline?
THE ANSWER IS ‘YES’ - SO WATCH THIS SPACE!