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The Diary of a Trainee In-Law

Over the last three years, both my children have wed. In experiencing these events I gather a lot of material which I, in part, fictionalised for this blog. I’ve now turned those posts into a novella, The Diary of a … Continue reading

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Pearl Barley and the Surge of the Spirits #fantasy #comedy

A lot of you, certainly those who’ve read some of my blog for a while, will know I developed a character for various prompts. Pearl Barely is a 20 something trainee exorcist working for one of several secular exorcism businesses. … Continue reading

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That Difficult Second Book… #series #sequels

In one of those coincidences that probably isn’t I read a review of The Thursday Murder Club, by Richard Osman (he wrote it; the review is by KL Carey, here) as I was thinking about this post. KL enjoyed it … Continue reading

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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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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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The Sincerest Form Of Poetry #poetry #poem #booklaunch

Hi again. This is a cheek, of course but at last my first work of poetry will be on the shelves on 30th September. It’s 50 odd pages of high quality verse, from laugh out loud to grab the tissues. … 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: An Extract

This is an extract from my forthcoming novel, Walking Into Trouble that will be available on 30th June. It’s a cracker… Part One Chipping Campden to Stanton – 10 miles Chapter One Peter “Where is he?” Martin Connolly peered back … 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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