‘discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought’ 

~  Albert Szent-Gyorgyi


If you’re reading this then you want to know who I am.  What is there to say?

The name’s James, although I go by the pen name of Alexander Darvill for anything writing related.

I’m originally from Norfolk, England, but have spent the last few years in the North-West studying Creative Writing at Edge Hill, a University that is slowly getting the recognition it deserves.   After three turbulent years I finally graduated with First Class Honours in July 2016 and am now stood at the crossroads wondering where to take my life. Continue reading “About”


Weekly Pics: 12th – 18th June

Even after three weeks of living here I’m still being surprised by what there is to discover in this beautiful part of the country. I went out again with my camera at the weekend to investigate one of the routes I’d yet to explore and was floored by some of the sights I found.

Emotionally Charged Art

With everything that happened in Manchester several days ago, I haven’t been sure how to feel. Putting it all into words is hugely difficult and it’s been a long time since I turned to poetry to get my feelings out, but I couldn’t think of any better way to express myself.