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Do Lead Characters Need to be Like-able in Crime Books?

The New Yorker published an article (May 16 2013) that in the title posed the question ‘would you want to be friends with Humbert Humbert?’ (in case you haven’t read Lolita, the answer is no), and talked about reader’s resistance … Continue reading

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Which Walk in 2018?

The first incantation of our book out late last year, Two Steps Forward was called Walk to the Stars, referencing the meaning of ‘Compostela’ in the Camino’s destination, Santiago de Compostela, that stretched ahead of us for 87 days, over two … Continue reading

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Best Books 2017

This year everyone I give Christmas presents to, is getting a book. And some I don’t normally give presents to…because the book jumped off the shelves into my hand with their name on it! There are a number of reasons … Continue reading

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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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