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Writer, editor and illustrator
Writer, editor and illustrator

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
A clean page, a new year with lots of promise...!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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Mystery Weekly Magazine - June 2018
Six crime stories, all varied in setting, characterisation
and period, from a Canadian publisher, available on Amazon for under a fiver.     The cover story ‘Lady Dick’
by Tony Parker is set in the 1950s, when two post-war OSS female operatives are
working ...
Mystery Weekly Magazine - June 2018
Mystery Weekly Magazine - June 2018
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A Dance to the Music of Time (7 of 12)
Seventh in the sequence of
twelve books that comprise A Dance to the
Music of Time by Anthony Powell is titled The Valley of Bones (1964). Narrated by Nick Jenkins, we
find him in the army now. It’s 1940 and he’s a second lieutenant stationed in a
Welsh reg...
A Dance to the Music of Time (7 of 12)
A Dance to the Music of Time (7 of 12)
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Happy Christmas
Wishing all readers of this blog a Happy Christmas. Sadly, there are many who have lost loved ones and this time of year brings with it mixed emotions - memories of happier times but also moments when that loss seems particularly crushing. Quell the pain an...
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Happy Christmas
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Book review: For Kingdom and Country
I.D. Roberts’s second
adventure, For Kingdom and Country ,
featuring Kingdom Lock was published 2015; it is a direct sequel of Kingdom Lock (2014), already reviewed (see here ).   We’re in Basra, Mesopotamia,
in 1915, with the British against the German and...
Book review: For Kingdom and Country
Book review: For Kingdom and Country
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Book review - The Untamed West
This tome The Untamed
West (2018), edited by L.J. Washburn, comprises 29 all new stories in the
classic western tradition; it clocks up 564 pages and is a hefty weight, in
excess of 150,000 words. The contributors belong to a worldwide group of
writers call...
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Book review - The Untamed West
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Review - Mystery Weekly July 2018
This monthly magazine is published in Canada – both e-book
and paperback – and contains six mystery short stories and a puzzle tale in its
78 pages. For writers, it’s a paying market – http://mysteryweekly.com/submit.asp For readers, it offers an interestin...
Review - Mystery Weekly July 2018
Review - Mystery Weekly July 2018
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Writing - elusive errors
Having just finished reading Vanity Fair, I was fascinated by the
observations of the editor of my 1983 Penguin version. Besides providing helpful notes
at the end of the novel, J.I.M. Stewart offered an entertaining and
enlightening introduction. This may ...
Writing - elusive errors
Writing - elusive errors
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Book of the film - Vanity Fair
I watched the DVD of the TV six
part mini-series, Andrew Davies’s splendid adaptation of William Thackeray’s
classic tome, Vanity Fair mostly
while reading this version in the Penguin English Library (1983) edited by
J.I.M. Stewart. The series featured Nata...
Book of the film - Vanity Fair
Book of the film - Vanity Fair
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Book review - Forest Dancer
Susan Roebuck’s novel Forest
Dancer (2018) is an unashamed romance and   none the worse for that. Flora is a ballerina with back trouble who, having failed an
audition, goes off to Portugal to claim the village cottage left to her by her
late father.   The ...
Book review - Forest Dancer
Book review - Forest Dancer
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