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JJ Marsh
Author, journalist, Triskelite, Woolf, copywriter, reviewer, speaker
Author, journalist, Triskelite, Woolf, copywriter, reviewer, speaker
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Her Deadly Secret by Chris Curran
Review by JJ Marsh What we thought: Curran's previous novels, Mindsight and Her Turn To Cry blend contemporary lives with the shadows of the past to unsettling effect. Her Deadly Secret creates the same insidious fear in the reader, building uncertainty and...

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Creative Pulse - Week 4 - World-building
By Alison Morton Images by JD Lewis  Setting is vital to a story whether it’s in the background or an integral part of the narrative. But I want to take you further and deeper than mere location into building a whole world for your story – 3D instead of 2D....

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The Good Immigrant (ed: Nikesh Shukla)
How do I even begin to review a book like The Good Immigrant ? If you have been paying attention, you will know that the book began life as a crowdfunding enterprise on Unbound . As Shukla writes in his Editor’s Note, it exists “because <immigrants > are do...

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Her Deadly Secret by Chris Curran
Review by JJ Marsh What we thought: Curran's previous novels, Mindsight and Her Turn To Cry blend contemporary lives with the shadows of the past to unsettling effect. Her Deadly Secret creates the same insidious fear in the reader, building uncertainty and...

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Oppression by Dianne Noble
Reviewer: Liza Perrat , author of The Bone Angel
trilogy ( Spirit of Lost Angels , Wolfsangel , Blood Rose Angel ) and new release, The Silent Kookaburra . In the cold and foggy north of England, Beth
tries, unsuccessfully, to prevent the abduction and forc...

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Snapshots from... Zürich
In our regular series, we go exploring, finding out about the writing life around the world. Today, D.B. Miller gives us a tour of Zürich, Switzerland.  Images by SL Nickerson . What's so great about Zürich? Things work. Zürich consistently ranks at or near...

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Creative Pulse - Week 3 - The Invisible Spider
By Rohan Quine Images by JD Lewis    It’s easy to find sensible, responsible advice about writing, but there’s a shortage of irresponsible advice.   The former addresses structure, characterisation, editing etc. Much of it recommends good things, which may ...

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1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear by James Shapiro
Review by Catriona Troth What we thought: I first heard the name James Shapiro when I was lucky enough to interview the curators of the 2012 exhibition, Shakespeare: Staging the World at the British Museum. They had cited 1599: A Year in the Life of Shakesp...

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Frenchman's Creek by Daphne Du Maurier
Reviewer : Gillian Hamer, author of The Charter, Closure, Complicit, Crimson Shore & False Lights ( www.gillianhamer.com ) What we thought : Spending a week near Falmouth, and enjoying the numerous nooks and creeks of the Helford river and the Lizard penin...

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Twenty-four Stories for Grenfell Tower
By Catriona Troth On the night of Friday 24th June, I was watching The Last Leg with my family when Kathy Burke came on to talk about a remarkable project - an invitation to submit a short story for an anthology to raise money for the victims of the Grenfel...
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