Welcome to my website.

I am a writer, blogger and freelance journalist.

Since retiring from the insurance industry, I have had the opportunity to develop my interests, mainly reading, writing and thinking or, as my wife puts it, “locking myself away in my office for a few hours a day”. In particular, I have been blogging and writing in a tongue-in-cheek, irreverent style about the quirks, idiocies and idiosyncrasies of life, both modern and ancient.

My Books

I have written and published four books, Fifty Clever Bastards, Fifty Curious Questions, Fifty Scams and Hoaxes and my latest, The Fickle Finger, all of which are  available from all good book retailers and high-class charity shops. You can find details about each of these books together with details of how to get hold of copies here. https://martinfone.wordpress.com/books/

Country Life magazine articles

Fifty Curious Questions was a category finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Awards in 2018 and was serialised by Country Life magazine’s social media platform. Since then I have contributed regularly to their Curious Questions section which appears every Saturday. You can find all my articles here


My blog

I write a regular blog, which can be accessed here



Fifty Scams and Hoaxes generated some favourable media attention and I appeared on the Matthew Wright show on talkRADIO and the David Jemitus show on Brooklands Radio, talking about the book. Podcasts of these interviews can be found here https://martinfone.wordpress.com/media/

The key take-away from my experience is that you are never too old to start writing!