Category Archives: Books

Please Don’t Ask… #bookreview #travel

I’ve not travelled much since hmm…. Forever it seems. I resort to watching frowny faced presenters in knitwear that even myopic aunts would baulk at giving as presents visit remote parts of Britain to live amongst refugees from parallel universes, … Continue reading

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A Career Of Highs And Lows #anthology #lifesentences #shortfiction

As I mentioned the other day, I’m progressing my next anthology of short fiction. As a tempter for you here is another of the selection that will be included and an offer on one of my other anthologies at the … Continue reading

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When I’m Cleaning Windows #shortstory #anthology #lifesentences #lifeinaflash

I’m currently in the final throes of preparing some of my short fiction for another anthology. I already have three such… Life in a Flash Life in a Conversation Life in a Grain of Sand This one will be called … Continue reading

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A Fear Of Flying #memories #books #deadfliesandsherrytrifle

🎶There was a lady who swallowed a fly🎶 I was a nervy child, not given to bravery in either the tree climbing or challenging authority departments. 🎶I don’t know why she swallowed the fly, perhaps she’ll die🎶 Credulous too, believing … Continue reading

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Improving My Mind, Understanding My Body #reading #nonfiction

I suppose it’s no surprise. This pandemic has been a forced education for a lot of us as to how the body works, or doesn’t, what antibodies do, what are T cells and RNA based vaccines. It’s a bit ghoulish, … Continue reading

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Sugar And Snails

I was completing a questionnaire the other day and one on the list was who inspired me to take up blogging. That would be Anne Goodwin who I met on a writer’s course a couple of years before. We bonded … Continue reading

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The Houdini of Hounslow #shortstory #lifeinagrainofsand

Hounslow Boys’ Home 1931 ‘You ready?’ ‘I ain’t sure, Jim.’ ‘You comin’ or ain’t you?’ ‘I suppose. I just never done nuffin’ like this.’ ‘S’easy. Just grab the top of the wall.’ ‘Oi! What are you boys doing?’ ‘Oh cripes, … Continue reading

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Money Can’t Buy You Happiness Brownies #food #cake #fridgemanagement #nadiyahussain

I found myself in the kitchen, feeling a bit trapped. See, I’ve been writing – rewriting, really – my first fantasy/comedy book and it needed a real go at the plumbing. But the untangling itself became tangled and all I … Continue reading

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The Sincerest Form Of Poetry #poems #poetry

I have, at last decided to bite an awkward shaped bullet and publish some of my poetry. I have a title (see above), a cover (below) and enough poems to warrant its being called a ‘book’. Publication date is still … Continue reading

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Walking Into Trouble #newbook #launch

This spring I’ve done something I really wondered if it would ever happen. I finished the first book I ever wrote and have punched and pummelled it into a state that it is not only fit to be published but … Continue reading

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