Monthly Archives: December 2011

My favourite book of 2011

I’ve just finished reading Huckleberry Finn and I was surprised at how much I’ve enjoyed it. I read it more out of a sense of duty because I knew it was a classic and it was the choice for a … Continue reading

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The Index Card Method in Action!

Note – The mug of tea and snack bar or other similarly healthy item are essential components of the index method. The author cannot accept liability for any problems which may arise from a failure to incorporate them.

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Cards

I’ll be going through my cards today – but not Christmas cards! I’m about to embark on a new children’s novel and I thought I would employ a method I read about a year or so ago in one of … Continue reading

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Dreams

I’m dipping in and out of WB Yeats at the moment, and came across one of my all-time favourite poems: Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark … Continue reading

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Gratitude

He will snaffle half a dirty chip or bit of kebab lying in the gutter. He’ll lick the pavement clean just to get at a bit of dropped ice cream – but he turns his nose up at the expensive … Continue reading

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It’s Here!

The literary world is abuzz with the publication of A Matter of Honour, the story of England’s last fatal duel. It’s also abuzz over whether there actually is such a word as “abuzz”. That aside, the story of James Alexander … Continue reading

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