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Milking the maggots

Not to milk the maggots — although what a gift they were — but I did get some interesting responses to my post. Some readers were kind enough to comment on the post right here on the blog, and that’s

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GUEST POST: Lies, damned lies and historical fiction – Matthew Greenwood

This week Matthew Greenwood, author of The Treachery at Nether Stowey, blogs about the nature of historical fiction: “I really enjoyed your historical novel,” someone said to me, “there’s just one thing …” Ah. “So what’s that then?” “It’s NOT

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Posted in criticism, ethics, historical fiction, historical fiction, reading, writing novels

You can’t panfry mackerel from frozen: cooking with Henry James

I am, if I say so myself, known for my cooking. Just not in a good way A few years back a friend begged me to enter the pudding competition at the village summer fete in aid of the church

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A question of character

No one is telling me anything funny about fannies at the moment. It can’t be because they’re all reading the blog and running scared of becoming my next victim. Sorry, I mean, ‘subject’. They’re probably just busy with other areas.

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