written many hundreds of poems of which a number have appeared in small poetry
magazines and a few journals. Unfortunately none are currently in print, and for
copyright reasons we are unable to reproduce any here. However, it is hoped that
this situation may change in the not too distant future, when a volume of selected
poetry is being planned.
was in the mid-Nineties that Robin went to pick up the pen again, in the first
instance to write poetry, but instead embarked on a novel of some quarter of a
million words, though it was edited considerably for publication. Not happy with
such a long laborious work, once completed Robin started writing again and reconsidered
what he wanted to achieve by such a work of art.
result was 'The Dark Mirror of Desire' which was revised many times in the course
of the past ten years.
is, in the first instance a writer of fiction, however, his insight into human
nature is somewhat unique and often perceptive. This at times leaves his characters
(especially in his latest novel) with an air of both mystery and tragedy and it
is in the appreciation of this that somehow we find ourselves witnesses to something
which is refreshingly different, even if we do not realise it at the time.