Today, for the first time, I am using this blog to review the work of another author, Shark Alley by Stephen Carver. I used to think I knew Nineteenth century history and literature. And then I read Shark Alley. Spanning the first half of the century, the time setting of this remarkable book allows the […]

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Congratulations on your astute decision to purchase of one of our fine range of gazebos. You will be the envy and toast of all your friends at this summer’s garden party for your wise choice. We wish you many happy hours of delirious enjoyment of our status enhancing product. Here are a few pointers to […]

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  Here ends the life of a victim washed up on an English shore. Placed two million and nine he stood in a line and behind him stood two million more.   He had run through the ruins of Mosul With his wife from Allepo they fled. Through mine fields and shell holes and barefoot […]

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It’s not all writing. We wouldn’t want it to be. Today we are visiting independent bookshops with a view to arranging signings. So on one of the hottest day of the year to date we head out to Wimborne and Gulliver’s Bookshop where a very pleasant young-lady-manager explains that they don’t do signings at Gullivers […]

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I wake with a picture in my mind. It takes a moment to realise it’s the old dismantled Brockenhurst to Ringwood railway line at Longslade Bottom. This is the first morning after the implant operation that I’ve felt fit enough to take a decent walk and I’m filled with the urge to go there. So […]

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