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Book, Film or Both?

I love a good film as much as the next person (and have probably watched the Harry Potter  films more than ten times each – comfort watching puts on less weight than comfort eating!). But I read far, far more … Continue reading

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How My Husband and Ex Became Friends…

More than half a lifetime ago, midst an unhappy (is there any other kind?) marriage breakup, I fell in love and had a wild wonderful six months; the kind of feel-good, fun, we’ll-be-young-forever type love perfect to make you feel … Continue reading

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My Book Highlights and Awards – 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, even if I didn’t want to be reminded of it, FB ensures I am—to music! Not Prince, Cohen’s or Bowie’s, which might have been apt. My year was busy! As the photos change (please … Continue reading

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Writing Partnerships -a Case of Shared Delusions?

There are lots of couples where both partners are writers—particularly if under the term writer you include journalists and maybe those who write speeches, and academics who write journal papers. It makes sense—you are likely to meet your partner while … Continue reading

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Cheltenham Festival and Launching Your Book in the UK

  Perhaps it is because I am old enough to remember an Australian society steeped in British tradition (we sang God Save the Queen at school) or because my heritage is from one English grandparent (Whitby) and two Scottish grandparents … Continue reading

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(About) Writing in (the other) Shangri-La

It is said by the Bhutanese that when James Hilton wrote in Lost Horizon of Shangri-La, it was their country that he was imagining.  Having spent three days there at the end of last month, two at their literary festival, … Continue reading

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The Plot Thickens

Or maybe not. Do I want it to thicken? Should it be thinner? Medea’s Curse was a bit busy for some, Dangerous to Know had it right (tempo wise at least) …now with This I Would Kill For am I … Continue reading

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