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That Moment… #heatwave #flies #hotellife #1976 #deadfliesandsherrytrifle

It’s been incorrigibly hot here recently and the flies have been dying in their dozens, usually between the secondary glazing and the windows. How do they get it? I’ve never understood musca domestica and its penchant to peg out in … Continue reading

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Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle

My book is being featured on Monday January 9th 2017 at http://www.BookPebble.com. Check it out if you are interested in a cracking read! It’s summer 1976 and hotter than Hades. Harry Spittle, nineteen, is back from University, aiming to earn … Continue reading

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Clerking for Boys

Harry Spittle is 24 and an articled clerk at Clifford Risely, a three partner firm of Solicitors based in Central London.  It is June 1981 and all appears rosy. In six months he will qualify as a solicitor; his on-off girlfriend Penny … Continue reading

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It’s live!

It’s exciting to announce, as foreshadowed last week, that my first novel DEAD FLIES AND SHERRY TRIFLE is now available on Kindle. Here’s the link. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dead-Flies-Sherry-Trifle-Geoff-ebook/dp/B00OPDDQU4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413879763&sr=8-1&keywords=geoff+le+pard If you do decide to try it out, then please think about a review. … 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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Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle

  I have a favour to ask. The Artist has been working on some ideas for a cover for my book, Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle (see above), and I’m wondering what people think. What appeals? What looks best? Do people … Continue reading

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