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#109 Reading Booker winning novel Milkman by Anna Burns

At a time when the Booker Prize has just been controversially awarded to two authors, Margaret Atwood and Bernadine Evaristo, I thought it might be an opportune moment to share with you my opinion of last year’s Booker Prize winning … Continue reading

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#108 Having an endoscopy

I can’t believe I’ve written over 100 posts without including a picture of my insides. Well, I’m going to rectify that right now. Above is a cute shot of my oesophagus. I’ll admit, I was a bit nervous about letting … Continue reading

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#107 Stomach pains

Those who know me know that I like a drink and that what I like better than a drink is a few drinks.¬† So having a few at the staff party is not unusual for me but having problems getting … Continue reading

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#106 Giving books away – I need your help

In the same way that companies launching a new product will offer free samples, I offer free samples and sometimes full copies of my books in the hope that readers will like my books and then go on to buy … Continue reading

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#105 The 80th Anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two

Polish boy in the ruins of Warsaw September 1939. Julien Bryan caption of the image from 1958: A BOY’S WEARINESS: Ryszard Pajewski was a study in dejection when I saw him sitting on a pile of rubble. Only nine, he … Continue reading

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#104 Coping with cats

While clearly adorable, cats do make life more interesting and sometimes more challenging for the people they own. In a recent post, I shared the obsession¬† that one the cats who has shared ownership over me had developed with my … Continue reading

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#103 Sitting around while they cut down the Amazon

Photo by Pok Rie on Pexels.com This week, the BBC reported that heavily armed miners had invaded a remote indigenous reserve in the North of Brazil and stabbed one of its leaders to death. The tensions in the Amazon region … Continue reading

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