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If you prefer supporting our UK bookshops then we can announce that ‘Murder, Now and Then’ by Diana Jackson is now available on the Waterstones website and can be ordered in any of their stores. 34 more words

Diana Jackson

Fragile Things - Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman has been one of my favourite authors for some time. When I was younger I watched the film Stardust and fell in love. I then read the book, the book and film are nothing alike, I normally hate film adaptations to books, especially ones which stray so far from the story, this is my only exception. 403 more words

Books

Waterstones - A little Grumble...

Hello everybody, it’s good to be back. Following on from my last post I am feeling better and have had my medication tweaked so fingers crossed for now. 399 more words

CV.

Writing these blog posts are easy. Sometimes I forget and sometimes i’m busy, but the actual writing of these posts are simple enough.

Writing a script or a story is difficult. 237 more words

Personal

How to be Both - Ali Smith

I have always loved stories with interlinking narratives.  I love any Rom-Coms like Love Actually and Valentines Day where lots of stories interlink and collide.  Ali Smith’s  542 more words

Books

An Evening with David Nicholls.

The assistant fumbles her way through the transaction, before apologising for presenting me with a ‘raggedy’ ticket. I’m unconcerned because I’m too preoccupied with clarifying my anticipation for the evening ahead: an evening with David Nicholls, who is pitched by Waterstones to be one of the ‘most admired and cherished writers in the UK’ for his sequence of novels. 684 more words

Writing

Northumberland and some new books

I’ve had a lovely weekend in blustery Northumberland, where Mr Q has been working for the past week. The scenery up there is incredible – so bleak and dramatic. 399 more words

New Purchases