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Suffolk Stories

Suffolk Stories

We had a bit of a quieter day today, heading off to Snape Maltings mid-morning to see an exhibition by the intriguingly-named Jelly Green; a local artist who usually paints livestock but in this exhibiton was showcasing more landscapes. We…

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The Story of Fairy Tales

The Story of Fairy Tales

Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale by Marina Warner This is a must read for anyone and everyone who loves Fairy Tale. Published as one of Oxford University Press’ brilliant and incredible Short Introduction series of…

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26 books (and more) to read

26 books (and more) to read

26 Characters: celebrating childhood story heroes by Cambridge Jones (Photographer) Alice Rochester (Editor), Andy Stanton (Forword) The only problem with this book – the accompanying guide to the inspiring exhibition at Oxford’s Story Museum of the same name – is…

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Climbing through the wardrobe

Climbing through the wardrobe

Today I have had the best afternoon out in Oxford, ever! Emma and I headed into the city this afternoon to go to the excellent and inspiring home of The Story Museum – I think that maybe this place, the…

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An encouraging response

An encouraging response

So, yesterday evening I got the report back from the Beta read of Mr Tumnal. All writers, no matter how experienced they are, still get the same gut-wrenching fear when they let go of their latest work in progress to…

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Considering the voices in my head

Considering the voices in my head

Mr Tumnal is the story of  a man who  marries his imaginary friend.  Based on the  dissertation of my friends Kirsty, You Were My Betty is  another crazy idea from the same brain.  Charlotte gets help  with her  dissertation from…

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A writer’s regret

A writer's regret

Being as I am in that awkward space that a writer finds themself in, of having finished writing the one novel but not yet having started the next, my mind is,  as I begin to read and revise   Mr Tumnal,…

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The End

The End

I first started writing the curious tale of Mr Tumnal during my honeymoon on 3 June 2009. A little over four year’s later, at 23:10 on Saturday 27 June 2013, I finished it. It is one-year to the day that…

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The End

I first started writing the curious tale of Mr Tumnal during my honeymoon on 3 June 2009. A little over four year’s later, at 23:10 on Saturday 27 June 2013, I finished it. It is one-year to the day that…

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Through the eyes of a writer

Through the eyes of a writer

To round off my Easter weekend Emma and I went for a walk down by the canal in the Spring sunshine. Whilst we were putting out boots on, a car drew up and parked with a cat lounging in the…

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Through the eyes of a writer

To round off my Easter weekend Emma and I went for a walk down by the canal in the Spring sunshine. Whilst we were putting out boots on, a car drew up and parked with a cat lounging in the…

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