Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Detection Club

I found a book at my local library called Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks. The title pretty much says it all – the notebooks contain her scribblings from when she was working out plots, inventing characters, coming up with titles and … Continue reading

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Medal…

        …ISN’T A VERB!  

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Howdy, Pardner

A book in my local library about writing for the Western/Cowboy market caught my eye a while ago. I’ve turned my hand to various genres, but it’s one area that has never interested me as a reader or writer (even … Continue reading

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Progress Report

The Children’s ghost story that was doing the rounds in my last report is still doing the rounds. However, there has been an interesting little development. One of the agents I sent it out to turned out to be a … Continue reading

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Accessible Hotel Rooms

I’ve been booking a hotel room with Travelodge today, and I noticed that I have the option of booking an Accessible Room.     They think of everything these days – but I’m wondering if I did the right thing. … Continue reading

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Word Origins

Michael Portillo’s Great British Railway Journeys is proving to be a rich mine of information on the origin of old words and phrases (and always 100% accurate!) Today we have a term that’s perhaps not used as much as it … Continue reading

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Monday Supplemental

While watching the news this morning (while working – honestly!) I discovered that the British association that overseas doctors involved in cosmetic surgery such as breast augmentation is called Baaps. Really.          

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