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Simon Petherick Like Fire Unbound














Welcome to the website of Simon Petherick. I am a writer of fiction and a ghostwriter of non-fiction and fiction titles. My new novel, Like Fire Unbound, is set in London during the heatwave of 2018, before we had all heard of Covid-19. It was published by TSB/Can Of Worms Press in March 2021. To find out more and links to retailers, please click here.

The novel has had some early reviews:

“Petherick’s London is fascinating and engaging. His writing borders on the breath-taking. As a professional Londoner I recognise the geography as much as I recognise the abuses this town hands out to some of us. Petherick does a brilliant job of allowing us to suspend our moralising. In fact, he insists on it.” 
Lord Bird, Founder of The Big Issue

“A slow burn in its purest form – Petherick’s fiery prose evokes a city smouldering with impassioned tensions that build towards an incendiary denouement.” Jake Arnott, Author of The Long Firm

“Without a doubt, the best thing I’ve read so far this year. I actually cried! This book surprised and rattled me, made me laugh, and is written with such elegance. The characters are the people I see in London, going about their lives, brought into vivid colour.” Shannon Clinton-Copeland, Goodreads 

You can read more about the novel here.

I have written and published several other novels. Please click here for further information.

I have ghostwritten many non-fiction and fiction titles for clients and publishers, ranging from biography to business, fiction to political analysis. Please click here for further information.

I have written several film screenplays and I write occasional journalism for magazines such as the Idler and the Oldie.

Thank you for visiting this site. Do please browse the various pages, contact me via the Contact page or say hello via Twitter.

All the best, 

Simon Petherick

Simon Petherick Like Fire Unbound