Ben Gwalchmai
Ben's debut novel, Purefinder, will be published on December 13th, 2013. He is also co-founder of the start-up Fabler, Associate Producer on the digital-publishing Book Kernel project, and Splash & Ripple's writer and producer for the Bodiam Castle project. For further information, see

Entries by Ben Gwalchmai

Things the Future Will Hate Us For: #1

(0) Comments | Posted 11 September 2013 | (12:05)

We know we're on the cusp.

As a species, we almost always are.

But in the beginning of the 21st century - as everyone's favourite ex-rocker scientist, Professor Cox, said - we're making more discoveries per day than we ever have before.

I'm an optimist in many...

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Britain's Golden Era

(1) Comments | Posted 5 September 2013 | (08:52)

"China's power is on the rise."
"India's capability worries the west."
Sound familiar?

If I ask 'What's Britain's golden age?'
What's your first response?

If you ask most people that question, they'll respond with misplaced nostalgia.

Considering the torrent of historical novels from the last...

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Why The Fatberg Should Remind Us of the Great Stink of Victorian Times

(0) Comments | Posted 28 August 2013 | (14:54)

In 1858, London's air was so polluted that they called it the year of The Great Stink. Back then, we didn't have proper sewers and it was only in that year that parliament finally agreed that London needed them.

In this year, 2013, Thames Water says they need to raise...

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