Story Calendar

Every month, a new piece of writing by Alexander will be posted here on this site making up a calendar of stories every year. Some will be short stories, some will be articles, and some will be sneak previews from books not yet released. Perfect to read with your morning coffee!

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Latest Stories

A Story for July: The Summer Cruise

The delightful and dramatic tale of a Gardening Club Summer cruise party. This story originally appeared in Good Housekeeping.

At the Olive Pressing

“Your job!” people said to Robert. “How do you get something like that?” Robert always smiled at the question. He was used to people asking him this, and he invariably gave the same answer. “It just came my way, as it happens. They offered it to me.” Which was perfectly true. He had never set […]

A Story for May: The Second Worst Restaurant in France

A little taster of the soon-to-be-published The Second Worst Restaurant in France (publishing Julyy 2019), sequel to My Italian Bulldozer.

A Story for April: Being Glad About Being Home

Not a story, but a delightful contemplation of appreciating home. A version of this piece originally appeared in The Sunday Post.

A Story for March: The Department of Sensitive Crimes

A sneak peek at the first chapter from the upcoming book, The Department of Sensitive Crimes (publishing April 2019)- the start of the new Detective Varg series.

A Story for February: First Class

First Class A great airport, as everyone knows, is a city in itself, a microcosm of society. Within its confines almost every walk of life, every trade or profession, is represented. There are pilots, doctors, priests, engineers, electricians, negotiators, cooks and beauticians. Some of these jobs are glamorous – pilots inevitably attract admiring glances as […]

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