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Creating a Character Bible

     Yesterday, my brother took the train down to the south-west for a few weeks’ well-earned holiday, leaving me to the pleasures of uninterrupted solitude. No slur intended upon my brother, but I always find the day of his departure … Continue reading

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Summer Writing Quarters

     I hope no-one will judge me solely by the number of reviews I have (not) published these past few weeks! If one were to do that, it would indeed be fairly easy to assume that I have spent the … Continue reading

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (2008)

          What a pleasure it was to read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society! The first time I caught sight of its ridiculous title in a bookshop, I knew I would end up reading it. The only … Continue reading

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The End of the Affair, by Graham Greene (1951)

     The End of the Affair tells the story of Maurice Bendrix and Sarah Miles’ illicit love affair in wartime London. One stormy night several years after the war, Bendrix unexpectedly crosses paths with Sarah’s husband, Henry, standing in the … Continue reading

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For or Against the Historical Novel?

    I have always loved historical novels. As a girl, I was never interested in what has become known as “teen literature”. I had enough gum-chewing high school classmates struggling with parental authority and weight issues, obsessing over their latest crush … Continue reading

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The Art of Writing Letters

     Yesterday, I came across an article called “Ten Rules For Writing Fiction”, published in the Guardian on 20th February 2010, in which a dozen or so well-known authors such as Helen Dunmore, P. D. James, Esther Freud, Richard Ford, … Continue reading

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