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James Kemp
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I'm a career civil servant, write for pleasure and get involved in my local community, I'm a school governor and assistant cub scout leader for Clark Pack, 5th Reigate Scouts
I'm a career civil servant, write for pleasure and get involved in my local community, I'm a school governor and assistant cub scout leader for Clark Pack, 5th Reigate Scouts

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How many people are actively doing #NaNoWriMo2017 ?

What are you writing?

I've got a Science Fiction story crossed with a mystery. Earth's 13th Colony isn't going to go as well as the prior 12!

I'm writing on wattpad, because it's easier to snatch time on my phone. https://my.w.tt/UiNb/iUiQfpcZJH

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I was fortunate enough to be one of the select few speaking at the English Civil War Living History Symposium at Pitchford Hall this weekend. There were several fascinating talks all aimed at deepening our understanding of 17th century life and also how…

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I’ve finally caught up with The Handmaid’s Tale that Channel Four recently showed. I haven’t read the book by Margaret Atwood but I have read some of her interviews about it. I’ve added the book to my wish list. The Handmaid’s Tale The Handmaid’s Tale is…

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Rivers of London: Black Mould by Ben Aaronovitch My rating: 4 of 5 stars Black Mould is a lovely little side story for Peter Grant that you can read without having read all the previous stories.  Black Mould The premise is pretty straightforward, although…

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Paul Barnes wrote an interesting post (The Drums of the Fore and Aft) on Army Education and the inherent problem in highly educated NCOs and Warrant Officers being over-ruled by inexperienced 22 year old Second Lieutenants. It made me think a bit about…

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Once More* *with footnotes by Terry Pratchett My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve been dipping into Once More With Footnotes for over a year. Being short stories, all with introductory notes from Sir Pterry, it’s easy to read a few pages and then stop than it…

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I went to see Dunkirk with my 11 year old son last week. I’d read some reviews beforehand and chose the IMAX version. It’s an amazing movie that I think will bear watching again. I’ll try to avoid spoilers. Dunkirk The movie focuses on three stories, one…

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I went to see Dunkirk with my 11 year old son last week. I’d read some reviews beforehand and chose the IMAX version. It’s an amazing movie that I think will bear watching again.  Dunkirk The movie focuses on three stories, one on Land (over a week), one…

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The Delirium Brief by Charles Stross My rating: 5 of 5 stars Bob is back, and the whole Laundry series just levelled up a couple of notches. I’m a major fan of Charlie Stross and have read his entire output. The Laundry is right up my street (being a…
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