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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My current work in progress is no longer current.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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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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MORE FREE NORTHMAN and a bit about marketing…

As promised, here are a few more chapters from NORTHMAN (bottom of the page), in which we meet our protagonists. Thank you to my blog followers who made comments on the previous chapters. It all helps. As I prepare to … Continue reading

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A FEW DIRTY PICTURES or How I Became A Luddite

Aw, come on, you didn’t think I would show you rude pictures, did you? However, some of the pictures you will find on this page are dirty. But only in the sense that they were produced by me with a digital … Continue reading

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