Christopher Shevlin

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Labour schmaving

It occurred to me while using the automated self-checkout machine in Tesco today that I patiently accept a degree of shit from labour-saving devices that I would on no account put up with from people. Why should this be? The following is exactly what would have happened if a person had treated me like the […]



I noticed something new yesterday. I was lying in an undignified knot on a sky-blue crash mat, my nostrils full of the smell of sweat and loose-fitting cotton. And the thing I noticed was that my yoga teacher’s joints make audible popping sounds when she walks. How can this be? She is the most yoga […]


A book in progress

I really ought to describe this in more depth, but since I’ve failed to make enough time to write the book, it seems even more difficult to take time to write about it. Anyway, it’s about a South African woman who ends up becoming a nurse in the Boer War of 1899-1902. It is emerging […]



My publishing house is called Albatross. I set it up to self-publish my first novel, The Perpetual Astonishment of Jonathon Fairfax. I haven’t yet decided whether to publish anything else – I’ll see how my first try goes. Meanwhile, you can find out how I went about publishing that book.