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Two new reviews for Jigsaw Island

Thank you, Jenny and Bob for taking the time to read the book and share your thoughts. bob   A very readable life enhancing book that addresses contemporary issues without being rose tinted. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 … Continue reading

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New book CROW COURT by Andy Charman

Today I received a signed copy of CROW COURT – my friend Andy Charman’s debut novel set in C19th Dorset. Andy and I met on an Arvon Editing course in 2018. He read an extract to the group and I … Continue reading

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New Goodreads review of Jigsaw Island

Thank you to David Tucker for this lovely review on Goodreads September 22, 2020 A very timely, humane book, full of heart and humour. It is believable and its structure is never contrived. One is drawn in through the alternating … Continue reading

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Herkos odonton – a barrier of teeth i.e. keeping secret

OK, opening the barrier, and about to give away one of my secrets. Not that I have a bronze medal for Scottish Highland and Country dancing, not that I was asked to give up maths in 5th year because I … Continue reading

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Another five star review for JIGSAW ISLAND

Thanks to Jillian Morton for her review of JIGSAW ISLAND. Deleted a couple of words because – oops – they contain a spoiler But thank you, Jillian, for a great review. Taken a while to get here from Oz but … Continue reading

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JIGSAW ISLAND – new review on Goodreads

This is a warm and delightful read. I really enjoyed it. Characters and relationships are brought to life with skilfully written and convincing dialogue. The relationships are believable and very relatable. All in all, it was an engrossing plot, well … Continue reading

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Non-parent writing about parenting issues – where have I gone right?

Having ducked out of the whole breeding issue, I stand as an observer of friends, family, colleagues – and partner – who have all trodden that uneven path. I’ve been lassoed in from time to time, as a totally unprepared … Continue reading

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Start ’em young

In 1990s in Berkshire, I ran a young people’s performance group, Fable Productions. Students devised, wrote, and performed their own plays. I remember them all. ​ Occasionally, I wrote plays based on students’ ideas. Wonder do they remember me? And … Continue reading

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An island like a jigsaw piece upon a painted ocean…

Managed only a foundation year at art school but loved every minute – still fiddle with paintbrushes and collect art. Top left ‘Condo Blue’ by Dean L Hohn, a Tasmanian photographer, top right 3D artwork by Liz Shreeve, Australian artist … Continue reading

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TERRIBLE WITH RAISINS & JIGSAW ISLAND – Direct links to 9 Ebook sales platforms

By clicking on the Ebook links, find access to all these: Amazon, Apple, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Scribd, Indigo, Angus & Robertson, Mondadori Store, Vivlio TERRIBLE WITH RAISINS – A very fun – and funny – read. Ed Coble, Amazon … Continue reading

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