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How To Be A Green Poet #booklaunch #booktour #poetry

Back when I was small a green poet would have been (a) Irish (b) naïve or (c) somewhat mildewy. Today it clearly means someone who both pens verse and is looking at greener alternatives for how we use our fragile … Continue reading

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How To Dance And Other Poetry #booklaunch

On my tour of the blogiverse to launch my poetry book, The Sincerest Form of Poetry, I’ve reached Ritu’s blog, But I Smile Anyway. She’s managed to make me explain how I came to write a poem in praise of … Continue reading

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What The Lawyer Did Next #writing

Darlene Foster, who has written some fabulous books for children based on the adventures of Amanda and is now introducing the creators of paella to the delights of poutine during her sojourn in Southern Spain has hasted me for some … Continue reading

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The Genesis Of Poetry #thesincerestformofpoetry

As part of the launch of my first book of poetry I’ve been over at Robbie Cheadle’s lovely blog, Robbie’s Inspiration, talking about how I end up with the poem I’m happy with. You may be interested, as my maths … 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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Education: The Thinking Man’s World

Norah Colvin, one of the first three bloggers I followed when I started, asked me to write about my school days and offer up some thoughts on the state of education now. This is the link to Norah’s post of … Continue reading

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Loving The Fifty Something’s

The truly delightful – I’ve met her, so I know – Sam Smith at Loving The Fifty Something asked me to join in her series on Amazing Over 50s. Obviously she had a gap in her schedule and D Trump … Continue reading

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Anne Goodwin – guest post – Underneath, her new novel

As part two of my role in Anne Goodwin’s book tour launching her new novel  Underneath I give you… The passion for travel and concept of home in Underneath by Anne Goodwin The blurb He never intended to be a … Continue reading

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Underneath by Anne Goodwin #bookreview #booktour

(I received my copy of Underneath in return for a fair and honest review… just saying) Anne Goodwin’s latest book will be out on the 25th May. After her debut a lot was expected of Underneath. She doesn’t disappoint. The blurb He … Continue reading

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How I Wrote My Nanthology

Esther Newton, at her eponymous blog has kindly posted an article I wrote for her on how I came to spend November writing my Nanthology. Please have a look at Esther’s blog here; she’s a great inspiration to and supporter … Continue reading

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