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Something…. There was movement out there. Something flickered past one of the windows, or rather one of the holes where the windows use to be. It had been a long time since there had been any windows. Only us older ones remembered when those holes in the…
Something…. There was movement out there. Something flickered past one of the windows, or rather one of the holes where the windows use to be. It had been a long time since there had been any windo...
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Celebrity watchers were aghast last week when the first of several tabloid front pages claimed to have exclusive footage of some – then unidentified – celebrity ‘sunning themselves’ at an exclusive Caribbean holiday destination. The tabloid warned its…
Celebrity watchers were aghast last week when the first of several tabloid front pages claimed to have exclusive footage of some – then unidentified - celebrity ‘sunning themselves’ at an exclusive...
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The distances danced in the heat. We watched from the shadows. It was too hot to be out there, during the hottest hours of the day. But there was something moving out there, we could see it. Shading her eyes as she watched, Wendy turned to me before…
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  As we all know, several European nations in the nineteenth century invented their various ‘folk’ musics as a weapon of war. After all, most of them had seen how the British Highland regiments had used the bagpipes to such fearsome effect in earlier wars…
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Tomorrow night sees the award ceremony for the annual Queen’s Award for Arsing About. It takes place at the prestigious Our Plaice Fish and Chip shop in Nuneaton. For many years, the Arsing About prize has been awarded to politicians from various parties.…
Tomorrow night sees the award ceremony for the annual Queen’s Award for Arsing About. It takes place at the prestigious Our Plaice Fish and Chip shop in Nuneaton. For many years, the Arsing About p...
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Sleepers Here we are, holding These precious jewels Of memory up To each other once more, Finding what one remembers The other wanted to forget. Finding that we did not, After all, share a life. But had two lives That ran parallel together Like railroad…
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We were up on the roof of her building that night. I say it was her building, but – like me – Mouse didn’t own anything. ‘Who do you think owns all this?’ Mouse said to me as we looked out over the roofs of the city. Smoke rose from the chimneys even…
We were up on the roof of her building that night. I say it was her building, but - like me - Mouse didn’t own anything. ‘Who do you think owns all this?’ Mouse said to me as we looked out over the...
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Only Distances In the heavens, we see only distance Not the fates of lovers or of nations Not allowing ourselves to be taken Close to any saving grace this season. Only watching each bright star to notice Where it falls into a final darkness Far beyond…
Only Distances In the heavens, we see only distance Not the fates of lovers or of nations Not allowing ourselves to be taken Close to any saving grace this season. Only watching each bright star to...
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Pulchritude Kneetrembler is probably the UK’s leading contemporary TV actress. Famous for her roles in several of the UK’s leading TV shows of the last few decades, she has gone on to become one of the most in-demand voice-over advertising artists. She…
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Banjoleg Undertow is probably the world’s leading organiser of semi-professional string-collection exhibition matches. Of course, since the decline of more traditional sports, newer entrants into the market such as semi-professional string collecting have…
Banjoleg Undertow is probably the world’s leading organiser of semi-professional string-collection exhibition matches. Of course, since the decline of more traditional sports, newer entrants into t...
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When the time came, we were ready. We did not know what to expect, despite the preparations, despite the training. We were ready though, even though none of us really knew what it was we were ready for. The command came and the first few edged cautiously…
When the time came, we were ready. We did not know what to expect, despite the preparations, despite the training. We were ready though, even though none of us really knew what it was we were ready...
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A bloke who writes stuff. Fiction across and between genres. Occasionally points at ducks. Also likes toast.
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Like a weird combination of Peter Cook, a naughty music hall comic, and a slightly insane Oxford don.”

David Hadley was born in 1959. He is married with three children and lives in the Black Country, UK.

He worked in the building trade and the electric supply industry. He has been a rock musician, mature student, househusband and stay-at-home dad.

His books are available here (UK) or here (US). 

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I LOVE this time of year. It’s a shame politicians have to ruin it.

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A Tangled Rope: She Took the Shape of the Night
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