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Archive for January, 2012

Let’s Play Flute

Let’s Play Flute Books 1 and 2 are exciting flute methods written for the youngest beginners. With lots of games and tips, loads of very easy tunes and a novel and unusual way to learn to read music, they are a great way to make the first steps on the flute. Book 1 takes the […]

Submitting Work

  I’m not a regular submitter and that’s not a good thing. Of course the excuse is that time is so limited and the time I do have available for writing matters is used up in writing. That’s the way it has always been. But I have told myself that this is not good enough. Obviously […]

The Cherrywood Box

I am absolutely thrilled that my novel, The Cherrywood Box , has been successful in The Yeovil Prize, The Eludia Awards and won an SLS Fellowship. It is time to send it out to agents. I’ll inevitably have to face a pile of rejection letters but c’est la vie. It has been edited, re-read, edited, re-read and edited […]

Gold Boy, Emerald Girl – a quiet voice talking

Earlier this year, the British government warned us that Britain was soon likely to become an offshore outlet for China, or something similarly outrageous. I had just finished reading Yiyun Li’s extraordinary collection of short stories, Gold Boy, Emerald Girl so China was on my mind. It was a fortuitous coincidence to discover a recording on […]


I am going to post work in progress and story beginnings here…

About writing, trickery and a little music