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2015- A Christmas for thinking, thanking and loving

Followers of my blog might know that this has been a strange old year for me. It has flown past in a whirl of various worries, some real, some imagined.  I have been promoting Shell Shocked Britain around the country … Continue reading

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Reading Classic Christmas Crime – a review

For a number of reasons, this lead up to Christmas is quite stressful, and my own writing is not going so very well. My mother is poorly, my son moving into his first flat and December is racing away with … Continue reading

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Healing the Addiction to War, Part 1

Originally posted on Moira Lake:
So we in Britain are at war again. Not that we weren’t at war already, of course. We always seem to be at war. And if we’re not officially at war, we’re threatening war, warning…

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You only have one mother…..

My mum isn’t well. She is unwell in that way we refer to those who are, officially, really old; ‘well she is 86 dear’; ‘things are just wearing out’; ‘well none of us go on forever’. Diagnosis? Why bother with one? It … Continue reading

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Support Writers and Booksellers – Alternatives to Amazon

Originally posted on Writers Anon – Taunton's Writing Group:
If you hadn’t heard, Amazon, the online bookseller, has become a bit of a monster, in more ways than one. It dominates the online market and it does so by…

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Guest post: Cholera’s Lasting Legacy by Amanda Thomas

Today I am lucky enough to have a guest on my blog – author and historian Amanda Thomas, whose latest book Cholera – The Victorian Plague has just been published by Pen & Sword History. Here she offers a fascinating, and … Continue reading

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Keats, melancholy & mental health – I blog again for The Wordsworth Trust

It is hard to keep my blog up to date at the moment, with lots to write and things to think about, but I can never resist the opportunity to write about John Keats for the lovely Wordsworth Trust Romanticism … Continue reading

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