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  • Writer’s London by Carrie Kania and Alan Oliver May 24, 2020
    I’ve been lucky enough to have been sent a copy of Writer’s London by Carrie Kania and Alan Oliver, and what a pleasure it’s been leafing through it during lockdown. Both the authors are Londoners, one by adoption via New York, and a love of the city, of writing and writers, permeates the pages. It’s […]
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  • Crochet: the perfect Coronavirus hobby May 4, 2020
    I was pleased to see in the Guardian today that crafting hobbies like knitting and sewing have soared in popularity during the lockdown. The craft beating all the others hand down, however, was my own beloved crochet. I’ve long been a fan; finding it so much easier than knitting and so much less fiddly than […]
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  • My Life in 37 Therapies – Review May 1, 2020
    Why is it that when you’ve apparently got all the time in the world, everything takes four times as long as normal to do? When I was sent a copy of My Life in Thirty-Seven Therapies by Kay Hutchinson to review, I rubbed my hands together in glee and looked forward to starting it straight […]
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  • Meet the Author – Adriana Barros April 21, 2020
    It’s such a pleasure in these lockdown days to introduce you to a fab new author – Adriana Barros. Her first YA (young adult) fantasy book, The Magical Life of Lola Bloom, will be published on 26th May. It sounds like a slice of the most delicious escapism, just what we all need now. Here […]
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  • Meet the Author – Rosie Travers March 27, 2020
    It’s such a pleasure to have the fabulous Rosie Travers on my blog today. Her books, Theatre of Dreams and Your Secret’s Safe With Me, are delicious slices of escapism and, if you haven’t yet discovered her work, now is a perfect moment to try it. Here’s Rosie to tell us what drives her to […]
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  • Meet the author – Catherine Fearns March 23, 2020
    Sometimes a book comes along that you didn’t quite know you had to read – until you did. Catherine Fearns’ Reprobation was like that for me, a heady mix of Heavy Metal, religious symbolism, romance and, always an essential, a good whodunit-style mystery underpinning everything else. Luckily for you, Catherine now has a series of […]
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  • Meet the Author – Alex Macbeth March 19, 2020
    I’m very glad to be hosting fellow crime author Alex Macbeth on my blog today. Alex’s gripping thriller, Red Die, is set in Mozambique and has been widely praised for its sense of place. Alex is now living in Italy – here is an excerpt from his online diary of lockdown living. Over to you, […]
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  • Meet the Author – Val Penny March 17, 2020
    I’m very glad today to be able to welcome author Val Penny back to my blog. Val’s Edinburgh-based murder mystery series, starring Detective Inspector Hunter Wilson, has been compared with the work of Ian Rankin. If you haven’t tried her books yet, start with Hunter’s Chase. The latest in the series, Hunter’s Secret, is available […]
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  • Good Eggs March 15, 2020
    It seems like a world away now but it was only about three weeks ago that I squeezed into a little temporary theatre in Webbs Road, Clapham with loads of friends. We were all bunched up together, happily sitting thigh to thigh, and squashing up even more to get latecomers in. Everyone greeting each other […]
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  • Queen and Parasite February 14, 2020
    By accident, I saw two brilliant films back-to-back last week. The first was Queen and Slim, which I’d not heard much about and which didn’t seem to have been getting rave reviews. I wasn’t even that keen to see it but allowed a good friend with great movie taste to twist my arm. I’m so […]
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