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A Welcome Return: The SWH! Podcast Talks To Doug Johnstone...


For the latest SWH! podcast Ali caught up with an old friend of the pod, writer and musician Doug Johnstone - the fourth time he's been a guest, but the first since 2015. A lot has happened in the meantime and while Doug talks about his new solo album Crow Hill and the third in the Skelf series, The Great Silence, that only scratches the surface.

The two also discuss the stroke he had at the beginning of Lockdown, his recovery from it, (and how it affected both new releases), his move to Orenda Books, his musical past and present - including the story of the Fun Lovin' Crime Writers, his relish in writing the Skelf novels, if there is such a thing as 'too far', and a whole lot more.


It's a cracking conversation, as it always is with Doug, and it was great to have him back on.


You can get your own copy of Crow Hill at Doug Johnstone Bandcamp.


You can preorder The Great Silence from Orenda Books.


And you can follow Doug Johnstone on Twitter.


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