Category Archives: Reading

Editing as the ‘last act’ of writing: Louise Bogan on taking words to heart

Poetry, for me, offers an opportunity to live within another’s thoughts as if they were my own. On this blog I have, from time to time, shared a poem that I have come across as I sit at my PC … Continue reading

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Science fiction? Or is that cyberpunk? – Talking Books talks the future with Martine Lillycrop

Competition alert!!! At the end of this email you will have the opportunity to win books! (Hope that grabs you and keeps you reading!) I have never been afraid to admit that science fiction has never been my ‘thing’. I … Continue reading

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Comic-book Keats – a new way to prevent the ‘end of poetry’?

I may be coming late to the work of Julian Peters. It is possible his illustrative work has been bringing young people to poetry for some time without me realising it. However, there may be some others out there, like … Continue reading

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A Very Poetic Happy Christmas from No Wriggling & Talking Books!

Well – just two more sleeps till Christmas Day – why does the time pass so quickly when you are an adult, yet Christmas seems to take forever to arrive when you are a child? Even though our children are … Continue reading

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Give a book for Christmas! Talking Books does the perfect present…

Well we are nearly there – just a week left to do your Christmas shopping and find the gift that will really mean something to the recipient, offering pleasure that will last well after the 25th December. Okay – there … Continue reading

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It isn’t all about hacking….Talking Books talks journalism with Rin Hamburgh

Last week on Talking Books, my radio show on 10Radio, I was thrilled to welcome the lovely Rin Hamburgh (nee Simpson) to talk about journalism. I wanted to discuss her life in writing, what inspired her and how she negotiates … Continue reading

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The 31st October is not just Hallowe’en – Happy Birthday John Keats…

218 years ago today a wonderful Romantic poet (who still unites and interests the literary world) was born. So for John Keats’ birthday AND for Hallowe’en,  I give you this chilling fragment… This living hand, now warm and capable Of … Continue reading

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