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Don’t Despair

Rejections are a soul-destroying business, but it’s not always your fault. I’ve just learned that Graham Greene only came second when he entered a “Write Like Graham Greene” competition under a pseudonym. This in turn reminded me of an experiment … Continue reading

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Custard Creams

One of the all-time greats in the world of biscuits, and one of my personal favourites. I was watching a programme on TV recently which revealed a very interesting fact about the Custard Cream. I was vaguely aware that there … Continue reading

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Dickens

I’m a bit of an oddity in that I’m a big fan of many authors of classic literature but not necessarily their works! I’ve  been on pilgrimages to Haworth (the Brontes), Chawton (Jane Austen), Dove Cottage (Wordsworth) and “Bleak House”, … Continue reading

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Literary Giants

I was reading a posting on the blog of my writer friend Chloe Banks (http://madebythepotter.blogspot.co.uk/) about the writing of Agatha Christie. I’m also a Christie fan, but Chloe was talking about how Agatha’s literary abilities are sometimes criticised – and … Continue reading

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The Vay Cockneys Spoke

I once had the job of proof reading an abridged, junior version of a Dickens novel. I forget which one it was now, but it was before I’d actually read much Dickens myself and when I came across a piece … Continue reading

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Publishing Sensation!

Murder in Montague Place released as a Kindle book at the almost give-away price of £4.28! Just to remind you, it’s an atmospheric Victorian crime novel featuring Inspector Bucket from Bleak House. You know what the cover looks like because … Continue reading

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It’s Here!

  After years of writing children’s and adult non-fiction books, my first fiction novel for adults! It was quite a while in the planning and writing, and I discovered along the way that detective/whodunit stories have an extra layer of … Continue reading

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