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What does the number of bookshops reveal about a city or town?

Here – in what has been described by one person as a cheap and plastic town – by the coast I have so far found three second-hand bookshops (photos to follow), in addition to WH Smiths. I haven’t seen a … Continue reading

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#author Absent from author website for two months – or so.

I’ve neglected my author website for more than two months – apologies to those still following me. February and March were trying and nearly everything ground to a halt.  I still made the odd scrappy note but postponed my read-aloud edit … Continue reading

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#author The trap of seeing the world from the internet.

I’ve lived in London several times and never took to it. And like many people living in their own countries I didn’t go to local attractions seen by overseas visitors. I tried going into the British Museum but didn’t get farther … Continue reading

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#author Are most fiction authors/editors of the same political & social persuasion – and what if you’re not?

I’ve had this nagging feeling since joining Twitter just over a year ago. At first, I thought I was imagining things but I keep seeing examples of authors ‘opinions’ – via tweets, retweets, or following certain accounts – which aren’t the … Continue reading

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