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NaNoWriYo

I’ve written before about how badly I got on with NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. Each November loads of people sign up to a challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. I wonder what proportion succeed. … Continue reading

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Tomorrow Never Knows, chapter 1

Instead of finishing the various stories I have have hanging around (including the one that’s The History Boys meets An Education meets Doctor Who, that one is a doozie) I started a new one. I’m stumbling after 4 chapters so … Continue reading

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My Christmas gift to you

Here’s my Christmas gift to you – a short story inspired by two of my favourite books. You can also download it in .mobi format for Kindle, or .ePub for other devices. Merry Christmas! No Service A Tale of Two … Continue reading

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Review: Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi by Geoff Dyer

Caution: this review contains spoilers. This book is crap. Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi was recommended to me by an old school friend. (To be clear: the school is old. She isn’t). And I hated it. Awkward, as they … Continue reading

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Is ‘Nordic Noir’ really so strange?

I’ve just finished reading Jar City by Arnaldur Indriðason – desperate to finish it so I can watch the film back. It’s another bit of ‘Nordic Noir’, so fashionable at the moment: Scandinavian crime fiction in the mould of Wallander … Continue reading

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