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July 11th 2016

July 11th 2016

It is post referendum and a changed world. Take a break from twitter and Facebook, work for a few hours and a new dramatic saga has unfolded. Never have more people been engaged with politics or glued to screens big and small. Deep gloom is tempered by morbid fascination. What the hell is going to …

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June 22nd 2016

June 22nd 2016

June 22nd 2016. The day before the EU Referendum. The day before we know if our world is going to change for ever. Remain or Leave? Are we going to be precipitated into an unknown and scary future or are we all going to settle back into a tentative and nervous normality. I cannot think …

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Spring

Spring

It is far too long since I posted here. I am not sure where the time goes. Christmas came and I planned to post some New Year thoughts, but somehow time slipped… Now it is March and I realise how bad I am at fitting in writing with social media and blogs and answering emails …

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Serendipity. Books. Penzance Literary Festival 2015

Serendipity. Books. Penzance Literary Festival 2015

          Serendipity. Books Penzance Literary Festival 2015 The Penzance Literary Festival 2015 was under way when I glanced into my programme. My eye was drawn to an author I had missed: Uncertain Light: a journey through unknown territory with Marion Molteno. ‘In the mountains of war-torn Tajikistan, rebels abduct a UN …

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Books

Books

      This week I spend a wonderful couple of hours spending a birthday gift voucher in Waterstones, Truro, I felt familiar excitement as I breathed in the scent of books from the doorway. As always I viewed the laden tables in dizzy wonder. So many books, so many writers, so many stories. So …

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Is it just me…

Is it just me…

    Is it just me who finds the ending of many recent crime novels totally implausible? It is so disappointing to be gripped throughout a book and then, in the last chapter, the main character, bewilderingly, bizarrely and deliberately puts herself slap bang into the danger she has been fleeing from for the whole …

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August Blog Penzance held its Literary Festival in July. For a few days the streets and parks were full of people happily wandering between events, listening to visiting writers and poets and steadfastly supporting local writers. Writing workshops for aspiring authors of all ages and numerous children’s events were a great success. None of this …

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Waiting For Spring

Waiting For Spring

Outside the rain is lashing against the windows. The sea through the rooftops is white capped and irritable. A small tanker is holed up in the lea of the land. My latest book is finished and with an editor. Now I must wait Winter has been ferocious, endless, sodden and here we are longing and …

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Idle thoughts at the end of 2013

Idle thoughts at the end of 2013

December 2013 Idle thoughts at the closing of the Year Recently, I went to stay for two weeks in a small fishing village in West Cornwall to dog-sit for a friend. Her house perched high up on the cliff-like hillside. Huge windows brought the views inside so that I perched out over a vast expanse …

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July Sunrise

July Sunrise

I am spending a wonderful, isolated, dog sitting, editing week in Mousehole  in a house set above the sea.  Writer’s bliss. 

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