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If wishes were horses…

When I was a child, my greatest wish was to own a pony. Unfortunately, we lived in the middle of Glasgow, and a pony would have decimated the family finances anyway. I had to make do with a budgie, and … Continue reading

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Book Lovers’ Tag… (followed by very exciting book news)

Here’s a fun Q&A idea I saw recently on Shelley Wilson’s blog. Below are my reading habits, good ones, bad ones, and downright ugly ones. What are yours? Do you have a specific place for reading? In trains, in bed, … Continue reading

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The A B C of writing a book… (only slightly tongue-in-cheek)

Please note, this is not a list of instructions – that needs no A B C. To write a book, ‘all’ you need to do, according to a cartoon doing the rounds on social media, is: Sit. Stay. Write. This … Continue reading

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Your name in books…

Can you spell your name in books? This is a fun blog game I came across last week, when I was catching up with things after my break in Scotland. It had me wandering round my bookcases looking for titles … Continue reading

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New home, old books…

We’ve arrived, we’re here in the new flat, most of the boxes are unpacked and even the bookshelves are beginning to take shape. I’m going in for a different kind of book organisation in this flat. What you see here … Continue reading

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Last-minute nerves and some very corny jokes…

It isn’t easy knowing what to post, two days before the official publication date of your second book. You have butterflies the size of bats whacking around in your tummy and you can’t settle down to any sensible activity. So … Continue reading

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