Category Archives: literature

A thought and a favour

I want to talk about my next book. The title I have is God Bothering But it’s not primarily about religion. The basic premise arose from thinking about my relationship with my father. Years 0 to 16 were just dandy; … Continue reading

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The Amateur Reviewer: crime and mystery

Noelle Granger has given us a neat readable crime novel with her Death In A Red Canvas Chair The protagonist is Rhe Brewster, mom, wife, resident of Pequod in coastal Maine and works at the local hospital. She also happens … Continue reading

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Does London Deserve Shakespeare?

If you did a straw poll and asked around the world to name a famous Englishman the chances are Shakespeare would appear in the top five. While we know he was born (and died) in Stratford on Avon, to a … Continue reading

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The Amateur Reviewer

I started my indie book reviewing career recently and here we are at book two already. This time we move from memoire to futurism and sci-fi – at least that is how I would categorise this excellent debut.   Second … Continue reading

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Reviews – another non resolution

One of the joys of absence from domesticity is the luxury of guilt-free reading. I can usually persuade myself that most things are essential because they are linked to some task. Long walk to plot a chapter because Dog needs … Continue reading

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Busy Bees and Idle Hands

Some of you may have noticed a falling off in my postings. I have a reason, though not an excuse. As I’ve mentioned here before I completed a novel for an MA a while back and have been dithering and … Continue reading

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First edition

I have mentioned my slow, even tortuous progress to publishing my book, Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle. You can read the first three chapters here. Well, the story so far (ha!) is I think I’m nearly there. I have a … Continue reading

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