Kit Ward



  • The Cryptic Branch begins

    The Cryptic Branch begins

    I said in my last post that I was going to start a fiction serial on Substack and so I have. It’s called The Cryptic Branch, and here’s the blurb: 1900. Great Britain is the heartland of the greatest empire the world has ever seen. It is also a country of extremes — of wealth […] Continue reading

  • Grub Street 4.0

    Grub Street 4.0

    I signed up for a paid Substack subscription for the first time last month and I chose Ed West’s Wrong Side of History. I’ve been an admirer of Ed’s writing for some time, partly because I share his pessimistic-conservative outlook on the current state of the world and partly because he covers current affairs with a historical angle which I enjoy. Continue reading

About Me

Writer. Londoner. Wayfarer on the rolling English road.

the other place

Egyptian Avenue

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