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Thank you to Pauline Barclay and CHILL WITH A BOOK readers

Many thanks to Pauline for her enthusiasm for promoting Indie writers and to the readers who make the award possible… Delighted that JIGSAW ISLAND is your choice.

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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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Kristallnacht and Remembrance

Thanks to Guy Verhofstadt for posting about Kristallnacht yesterday. Known, too, as the Night of Broken Glass and the November Pogrom(s), it was a pogrom against Jews and civilians throughout Nazi Germany on 9–10 November 1938, carried out by the Sturmabteilung, the Nazi party’s … 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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For those of you who remember calypso…

Shopping calypso, shopping calypso, hear all about it – yakka-yak-yak Morrisons Sainsburys Aldi and Tesco – giving out the discounts and getting it back Well we had a happy ‘sperience in Teignmouth town Never thought our groc’ry store would let … 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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