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November 2013

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Fri, 22:05: BBC News – Does everyone really have a novel in them? http://t.co/COBkrDjo4d Fri, 22:10: Everything I know about teaching by Michael Gove! http://t.co/REnZC67E7D (or 90 blank pages and a cover that doubles as a dart board)

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Thu, 17:17: was shocked to discover that of the 40-something #marketing staff at @oxford_brookes I own 7 out of the 18 cats cats owned #morecatsneeded Thu, 17:32: Couldn’t agree more with PD James here… http://t.co/yIK5wUoC6K Don’t just plan to write…

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Wed, 12:07: Woohoo! #TheEndOfAllWorlds is now #21 in #Myths & #FairyTales of ALL books (not just #kindle ones) in @AmazonUK 🙂 http://t.co/4AKMjntKSm Wed, 14:02: RT @OUPAcademic: Benjamin Britten’s centenary http://t.co/uTcPKZLdXn w/ @ODNB #Britten100 Wed, 18:15: Creative, chaotic, and fantastical? Right-brained…

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Tue, 15:21: #TheEndOfAllWorlds currently sitting 10 places above Angela Carter’s #BloodyChamber in #kindle store 🙂 Tue, 20:37: #Slimmingworld steak and kidney pie… @ Southwold http://t.co/nXcaFqYWvm Tue, 20:40: Just 4 syns of #pie… #SlimmingWorld @ Southwold http://t.co/1MFsoVgTxs Wed, 10:27: #TheEndOfAllWorlds currently…

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Steak’n’Kidney Pie the dieters’ way

Steak'n'Kidney Pie the dieters' way

Steak and Kidney Pie with mash This classic British pie is the perfect comfort food, just right for the whole family. Serve it with peas or your favourite Superfree veg for a filling, sumptuous supper. Serves: 4 Cook time: 45…

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Mon, 12:35: Beautiful #silhouette, haunting music… http://t.co/Csmri9Toid #Britten100 Mon, 22:18: That’s better, the beautiful, haunting #silhouette film with the proper, original music https://t.co/yJrqdMc4Mg #Britten100 Tue, 07:30: #TheEndOfallworlds still in top 30 #kindle #FairyTales; just short of top 5k in Amazon;…

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Sun, 17:25: Southwold church in the evening light… @ St Edmund’s Church http://t.co/yB7WuL9H84 Sun, 19:53: In celebration of #Britten100 @ St Edmund’s Church http://t.co/20ROu7lOmZ Mon, 07:40: Overnight surge in sales and #TheEndOfAllWorlds is #34 in #Kindle #fantasy and #FairyTales. Still…

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Celebrating the Britten Centenary

Celebrating the Britten Centenary

On Friday afternoon, Emma and I trekked over to Suffolk for the weekend. I say trekked because it was a long, slow, journey that coincided with rush-hours in several parts of the country, but we made it – just before…

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Celebrating the Britten Centenary

On Friday afternoon, Emma and I trekked over to Suffolk for the weekend. I say trekked because it was a long, slow, journey that coincided with rush-hours in several parts of the country, but we made it – just before…

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Sat, 17:28: Haven’t been in about 25 years and dressed as a Scout… @ St Margaret’s Church http://t.co/1s5KgoYxzT Sat, 17:32: All set for Noye’s Fludde… #Britten100 @ St. Margaret’s Church http://t.co/ZeqDcLOk5b Sat, 18:01: Was in the area so randomly letterboxed…

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Thu, 16:00: 5 of 5 stars to Four British Fantasists by Charles Butler http://t.co/DGT8ih3KZl Thu, 16:16: A book that makes you want to read & re-read books: #review of Four British Fantasists http://t.co/s2OdBZVNei #amreading #fantasy #books

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A book that makes you want to read and re-read books

Four British Fantasists: Place and Culture in the Children’s Fantasies of Penelope Lively, Alan Garner, Diana Wynne Jones, and Susan Cooper  by Charles Butler I’ve owned this book since it came out in 2006 but have shamefully only just got…

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Wed, 21:54: “keep the supernatural elements just a bare thread away from things that could have a normal explanation” #DianaWynneJones #writing #fantasy Wed, 22:04: #Scifi “our current world to a time or place that may be vastly different, but still…

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Tue, 18:54: Celebrate the start of winter: get #kindle edition of THE END OF ALL WORLDS 66% off from 21/11 for 1 week http://t.co/i2qdXU56yS Tue, 20:39: Wouldn’t usually do a #selfie but in honour of @oed making it the word…

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Mon, 14:26: #MrTumnal has gone to the editors… Mon, 19:23: “mythological knowledge is not necessary for a satisfactory reading” Which is what makes #DianaWynneJones such a fantastic author. 🙂 Mon, 19:24: “Don’t look to closely. The truth had no particular…

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Sun, 13:53: Simple salad and hot apple juice: a warning lunch for the soul on a cold winter’s day… @ Southwold http://t.co/nmc3xMGbUN Sun, 14:51: “If it is a [coincidence] it coincides with something. You don’t have a coincidence on its…

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Traditions

Traditions

This weekend has been one for hibernating, partly because of the weather which has been cold, and grey, and utterly wintery, but partly also because Emma has been working/on-call which dictates that we can’t venture very far. So I decided…

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Traditions

This weekend has been one for hibernating, partly because of the weather which has been cold, and grey, and utterly wintery, but partly also because Emma has been working/on-call which dictates that we can’t venture very far. So I decided…

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Sat, 17:02: “an onion can be peeled down through its layers, but it is always at every layer an onion. I try to write onions” Alan Garner, 1968 Sat, 17:04: There’s something about the #sound of pouring a proper cup…

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