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Anne Lister

I’ve just finished reading a fascinating historical diary – The Secret Diaries of Anne Lister. This was roughly the era of Jane Austen and the Brontes, but the added twist is that she was a lesbian and talks about her relationships … Continue reading

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Amazon Reviews

It’s time for more helpful Amazon reviews. The ones in this latest short collection are all book reviews, and they do raise a more serious point, particularly from my point of view as an author. If you’re not a best … Continue reading

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Financial Matters

Well, a major royalty cheque has flooded in today and I thought I ought to alert my hordes of regular readers. I want to reassure you all that it won’t change the nature of these blog postings, but I may … Continue reading

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The Green Man

One reason I’m a Buddhist is that although I was spiritually inclined from an early age I could never believe in God, at least not in the form of a decision-making being, a man-with-a-plan as is usually portrayed – something … Continue reading

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A Bum Rap

I’ve long been interested in true crime, and this disturbing major case has come to my attention today:   Is everything illegal these days? I’m putting two pairs of underpants on today just to be on the safe side.

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Save Our Libraries

As a child I loved escaping into the world of books and I quickly became a voracious reader. My parents weren’t big readers and we never had many books in the house, so my discovery of these amazing places called libraries … Continue reading

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More Exam Howlers

A while back I revealed that I had come across a notebook belonging to my old English teacher, which had been digitised by his son and put online. It was from the days when he was working for the University … Continue reading

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