Going back to books – it’s that time of year

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The great winter return to books, to reading, and to writing Autumn can be a sad time. The warm sunny days are over, the evenings are closing in and another year has gone – but – I can at last hide myself away. I can write all morning, read all afternoon and spend the evenings immersed in TV dramas. Indulgence […]

Why I wrote, self-publishing and what went wrong and right.

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Friends and readers – news about my next book! I am about to publish another novel. It’s been written and edited, read and re-edited and will soon be on its way to be typeset under the intriguing name of The Love and Wisdom Crimes. I wrote this book originally in 1996 from notes and poetry I had written as long […]

Why English writers choose to live in France

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That’s why it’s so hard for me to speak French I love living in France and I enjoy learning French but I also love hiding away in my study and writing in English. It’s hard to get better at spoken French when my creative world is so concentrated on English – that’s what I tell myself. What about you? Are […]