Category Archives: Books

A Strange Mood Has Come Over Me

Don’t worry, I haven’t joined a cult and it’s not the weather for laying in an orchard, cloud gazing, sadly. It’s called romance. As my dear fellow blogger, Quercus, said, ‘If you want to write you have to read.’ So, … Continue reading

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It’s Here

So, twenty years in the making, I think I beat The Godfather 2 😂 But I finally published my book. The Siege of Mr Khan’s Curry Shop. And now it’s in paperback. The idea came to me twenty years ago. … Continue reading

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Nearly There!

After months of editing, rewrites, more editing and finally…. Formatting my book, I have proof copies to read. It’s kinda exciting but at the same time I think I probably know it off by heart 😂 Bradford in 1974.Billy Lynch … Continue reading

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Grabbin Some Grammar, Innit 🤟

Sometimes I am inundated with advertising which states I need Grammarly. So, I tested it with a few paragraphs from the Masters 😉 The first paragraph from The Old Man and the Sea, Hemingway’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel came up with … Continue reading

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Hemingway’s Birthday (More Than Just a Writer?)

I can be a bit of a sucker for ‘stars’ probably because I grew up watching the likes of Robert Mitchum, Richard Burton and Steve McQueen. Their lives off stage were as interesting as the characters they portrayed, so it’s … Continue reading

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