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Giving Voice to the Silent

On Saturday I took part for the second time, as author and panellist, at the 3rd Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival. I reprised my role from last year for the talk on Writing About Difference. This is a discussion that, just…

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Mr Tumnal, Aspergers, and Me

Mr Tumnal, Aspergers, and Me

Today sees the start of World Autism Awareness Week. Autism and aspergers are hidden conditions. At their most pronounced autism is a condition that can isolate people from the world and make it hard for them to cope, but even…

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Mr Tumnal, Aspergers, and Me

Aspergers syndrome is a condition on the autistic spectrum. People with Aspergers (or aspies) can find it harder to read the signals that most of us take for granted. This means they find it more difficult to communicate and interact…

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The Guardian and The Grauniad

I’ve been reading a daily paper for five months now, and I have to say I like it. There are some days when I do it. You know the ones; the ones where you don’t have time to read much…

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The Friday Vote

After yesterdays uncertainty and worry I’m feeling better about my synopsis, and thus the future of my novel. I worked through the success and failures of my it with Eddie over lunch and showed it to Emma in the evening…

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A Return to Project Nelly

I’ve been working up the hours this week to make up for having today off. Weather-wise, I’m really glad I did as we woke up to a fresh covering of snow, and then pretty much blizzard conditions by breakfast time…

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Lies, Lies and Deception

So it seems that I’m still not that good at handling people who lie to me. In this particular instance, the culprit is just about anyone who works at WHSmith. The photo albums that I like using (black, adhesive leaves,…

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