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DISTRACTION #1

I like this poster. I found it just now. But, for me, it should read ‘Nightmares At Work Mean Peaceful Nights Later’. I don’t really care for the idea of bombs heading for my private parts as I enjoy my … Continue reading

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REASONS TO BE VICIOUS – PART ONE

My current work in progress is no longer current. It sits in a deep vault on the hard drive and I’ve bolted the door, for now. It had taken me around two years to write, so the decision was hard. … Continue reading

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HEARTHSTONE HALL – THE BEGINNING

I first came across Hearthstone Hall in the spring of 1978. Of course, its name wasn’t Hearthstone, but it was, is, a mediaeval hall and remains in a remarkable state of preservation. My first impression as I crossed the ancient … Continue reading

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I KNOW YOU’RE A WRITER, BUT HAVE YOU GOT AN ELEPHANT?

In mid-nineteenth century Britain the Theatre was changing. Theatre audiences were demanding entertaining acts and Shakespeare was no longer classed as entertaining by the hoi pilloi. So, classically trained actors had the choice of either working to diminishing audiences or … Continue reading

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ANOTHER BIG THANK YOU!

A lot of people downloaded NORTHMAN in my recent free promotion on Amazon KDP Select. I can’t tell you how many because – I was surprised to learn – I would break my contract with Amazon if I were to … Continue reading

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A FEW THOUGHTS ABOUT SNOW

It’s snowing here. We get a little snow every now and then to remind us that skin is no protection against nature and how vulnerable we would be without heat, light and food on tap. Without easy access to those … Continue reading

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THE CASE OF THE MISSING NOVEL

“So, where’s this novel, then?” It was a question. Although the enveloping twittermist that has recently befogged my brain was  a pea souper, I recognised it as a question. Good so far. Usually, only a glass of Islay single malt invites such clarity. I … Continue reading

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