Monthly Archives: July 2014

Make a Grab for the Art of Letting Go!

A couple of years or so ago I read an early draft of a novel by a young writer from Devon called Chloe Banks. I knew she was a gifted, original writer with a professional approach, and I told her … Continue reading

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Word Origins

I’ve just finished reading an excellent book called Great Tales of English History, by Robert Lacey. In my view it  should be made compulsory reading on the National Curriculum! In it, he outlines one theory for the origin of the … Continue reading

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In the Shade

The word umbrella comes from Latin/Italian and means “Little Shadow” – which I thought was rather nice!

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There is another way!

In one way, Amazon is great. Being a book lover it’s wonderful to be able to track down virtually any book in print, and it’s useful to be able to look up what others have said about a book I’m … Continue reading

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Work Update

The Waterloo manuscript was completed in time (just!) and I now await with trepidation the verdict of the publishers. A children’s thriller I wrote some time ago but had no success with and then rewrote as more of a ghost … Continue reading

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