You’ve arrived here

Hello and thank you for coming. This is the website where I have some things about me. If you’re looking for any other Dixe Wills, you’ve come to the wrong parallel universe.

The chances are you’re here because you’ve heard about my latest book, Tiny Stations, which looks like this:

The microscopic cat is called Keith.

The microscopic cat is called Keith.

It was published in posh hardback form by AA Publishing in April 2014 and even The Spectator liked it. You can score yourself a copy here if you like (it’s a fiver off and cheaper than tax-avoiding Amazon).

If you’re looking for my other books with the word tiny in them, you need do nothing more than click the tabs above. For news on previous books: The Z-Z of Great Britain, Places to Hide, New World Order/Wills Weltordnung or The Armchair Naturalist (soon to be available in simplified character Chinese too, if you’re a fan of that sort of thing), you’ll have to consult the rest of the internet, to which I have outsourced such things.

If you’d like to contact me about anything (by which I mean only nice things like plaudits, encomia, or offers of money for which I have to do the minimum of work), my e-mail address is in the Self section.

22 thoughts on “You’ve arrived here

  1. Just met your mother on the train from Liverpool street today. What a nice lady. She showed me yourbook and I will definitely get a copy.
    Regards
    Alison

    • Ah, how nice – my mother is indeed a nice lady – one only hopes such traits turn out to be genetic. I hope you enjoy Tiny Stations when you come into possession of a copy. All the best, Dixe

  2. Just stumbled across you latest Dixe.
    I have decided to treat myself to a copy for my birthday.
    Seen the comments and some pickies. Just what I want to read !!

    Many thanks
    Peter.

  3. Just got Tiny Stations as a birthday present and thoroughly enjoying it, Tiny Islands is coming for Christmas (I think)
    Not overly surprised to read that you are a fellow supporter/sufferer of the O’s Just the sort of quirky humour that seems to be associated with our great club. Keep up the good work and looking forward to reading some of your other publications

    • Glad you’re enjoying Tiny Stations, Richard. If nothing else it will take your mind off our inglorious season. I’m afraid I’m still rather scarred by being right next to the goal at Wembley when Chris Dagnall stepped up and placed the ball on the spot…

  4. Thanks for reminding me Dixe, didn’t you just know he wouldn’t score. Tried to blank that day out and just remember the far better ending at Oxford a few years ago.
    Happy New Year
    P.S. Tiny Islands did arrive for Christmas

    • Ah yes, happier times. Also, as long as we keep on beating any team that begins with Cr- 4-1, we’ll almost certainly save ourselves from the drop…

  5. Hi Dixe

    Am really enjoying Tiny Stations, both as a railway enthusiast and general reader. Your description of trying not to appear to be loitering was masterful, and I would love to have seen the late lamented Rik Mayall performing that scene on stage.

    Thanks for a great read,

    Quentin

    • Thank you, Quentin – that’s very kind. And ah yes, the lovely Rik Mayall – would have been happy for him to act out any part of the book, frankly – even the author acknowledgements…

      All the best

      Dixe

  6. Yes, I shall miss Rik. I look at some of the “comedy” programmes on TV today and cannot even contemplate why anyone would find anything remotely amusing there – Detectorists being a prime example.

    But back to Tiny Stations – I am in a state of suspense wondering whether you have been targeted as a human sacrifice (or worse) at Castle Greyskull in Altnabreach. Tonight I will find out!

    Looking forward to your next “Tiny”.

    Quentin

    • Ah, I’m afraid we shall just have to agree to disagree on Detectorists – my favourite programme of last year (admittedly, I don’t have a telly so don’t see much but I loved it – chacun à son goût, as our French cousins have it).

      I do hope I managed to get out of that little scrape alive – somewhere, I’m sure, there’s a copy of the book in which I don’t.

      All the best

      Dixe

      • I’ve just finished ‘Tiny Stations’. Your style and observations on the journey are pitch-perfect, but I found the final chapter very disturbing. After reading the words of your host – ‘Khenemet will be buried here and I will be buried in that space next to him’ – I have been unable to expunge from my mind the thought … shouldn’t he have put that the other way round?

        As you discovered for yourself, there are some places you just have to get on your bike and get the hell out of …

      • Thank you for your kind words – I’m glad you enjoyed the book. Yes, I confess that the episode at Altnabreac was one of the more interesting I’ve had in my life. And to be fair to Brian, he probably only constructed the sentence in that way because we had just been talking about Khenemet’s coffin. So, nothing out of the ordinary there at all…

  7. Just read you Guardian article re: B&B in London. Do you have other suggestions for a quick 4 day trip to London? We’ll be there in September (from CA, USA), & would appreciate any ideas.

  8. Hello DW/NW/JPJ. You don’t know me. No, that’s not right, let’s start again, you do know me. Ah, Croydon, lovely Croydon ! I hope all well. I went through a bit of a splurge on your books some time ago, all of which are lovely but then lost the scent. As luck would have it Tiny Islands drifted through my transom while ensconced, as we are, in the Isles of Scilly, a regular haunt for us. So have downloaded to my kindle for a frankly ludicrously cheap price. Lovely to read about Samson and Gugh which I have visited previously and St Helen’s which I have only glimpsed from passing boats. I think I might be lucky with the tides and I am intending to walk across to Samson from Tresco over the weekend. And when I get home, will be visiting Cookham which is a stone’s throw from my place of work. Must dash, there’s a solar eclipse in half an hour. Idea for your next book, Tiny Rolands, where you interview as many small people called Roland that you can find. Keep up the good work.

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