On Monday 7th November my article Stealing Characters is published on the Royal Literary Fund website. Go to I hope you enjoy it.

Meanwhile I'm still researching and planning my new novel (almost 2 years now). A lot of reading - and a lot of thinking. 

Thanks to all those who have visited my site lately, especially in the U.S - more than all other countries combined. And hello to whoever's reading my books in the Ukraine!   



Welcome to John Pilkington’s official website.

An author for over thirty years, John has written plays for radio and theatre, television scripts for the BBC and numerous historical novels including several for children. Born in Lancashire, he now lives in Devon.

‘Pilkington successfully draws readers into his world and keeps them turning the pages’

‘A master of the historical mystery’
Publisher’s Weekly

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