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Archive for February, 2012


March 12th 2013: Had a great time at Liars’ League in London. The brilliant actor, Carrie Cohen, gave her all to ‘The Glorious Dolores’ . Free drinks too! What more could one wish for. March 1st 2013: Great news!! Liars’ League have accepted my story, ‘The Glorious Dolores’. It’s to be performed on March 12th […]

Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

I’ve just finished – There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbour’s Baby From the moment I began the first story, I was compelled to read with the same desperate energy that drives Ludmilla Petrushevskaya’s characters to survive. These are fantastical stories, apocalyptic urban folk tales, sinister, surreal. This is optimism in […]

The Glorious Dolores

 In Asuncion, eighty-four-year-old nightclub singer, Dolly, is haunted by a secret that she has kept for over fifty years. But the dangerous and enigmatic Raoul threatens to reveal all. Dolly finds she can trust no one and is torn between accommodating Raoul and telling her secret to the world.       

Edith’s Story

In 1949, near the Kimberley diamond mines in South Africa, Edith is involved in an abusive marriage to Henny. Excluded from the community, she isolates herself in an attic overlooking the veldt where she becomes obsessed with crafting exquisite wooden boxes. But as Henny’s behaviour becomes increasingly intolerable, Edith finds she has very little to lose and is surprised to discover that […]

Ava’s Story

                      When Ava is sent on a frightening photographic assignment to Highcliffe Castle the two faces of the building baffle and intrigue her. When she meets the mysterious stonemason, Dermot, she discovers that he knows far too much about her  past. Trapped together, she becomes both fascinated and terrified by him. But […]

I’ve just finished…The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Dorset landscape has a mystical and deeply private beauty; there is a sense that things are going on, and have been doing so for many centuries, hidden things that are too private to talk about. Hardy evokes this in his writing. I’ve just finished reading The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy.  Casterbridge is, of […]

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