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AUTHORS’ CORNER REVISITED: LUCINDA E CLARKE

Good morning Lucinda. Welcome to Author’s Corner Revisited. It’s more than six years since I interviewed you about your writing. So thank you for agreeing to come along and tell us how things have progressed in that period.1. My first question is regarding your African series, and your main protagonist, Amy. How has Amy’s life developed? Did you leave her in Africa or has she moved to another country?​ In total I’ve written 5 books in the series, and I’m not […]

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AUTHORS’ CORNER REVISITED: JG HARLOND

Six years ago I ran a blog called Authors’ Corner and interviewed a number of up and coming authors. I thought it would be fun to see how things had gone for them in the last six years and whether they were still writing.​Today we’re speaking to the novelist and crime writer JG Harlond.​Good morning Jane. Welcome to Author’s Corner Revisited. It’s been a while since I interviewed you about your writing, so thank you for agreeing to come along and tell us how things […]

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AUTHORS’ CORNER REVISITED: Keith Dixon

Six years ago I ran a blog called Authors’ Corner and interviewed a number of up and coming independent authors. I thought it would be fun to see how things had gone for them in the last six years and whether they were still writing.​Today we’re speaking to crime writer Keith Dixon.​Good morning Keith. Welcome to Author’s Corner Revisited. It’s been a while since I interviewed you about your writing, so thank you for agreeing to come along and tell us how things ha […]

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Sardines and Bonfires

Once again it’s time to gather around a bonfire on the beach, eat sardines and celebrate the eve of San Juan, which coincides approximately with Midsummer’s Eve. In the Christian calendar the 24th of June is the feast of St John the Baptist, or as he is known in Spain, San Juan. The shortest night of the year, known as Midsummer’s Eve or the Summer Solstice, is in June but the date varies according to the calendar—this year it falls on June 20th —but it is usually e […]

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BOOKS TO WHILE AWAY THE HOURS DAY 5

My last book for this week is a real page turner. Set in Iceland it is based on the true story of Agnes Magnusdottir. BURIAL RITES was written by the Australian author, Hannah Kent as part of her PhD thesis. SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014.SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD.Set in Northern Iceland in 1829.A woman is condemned to death for murdering her lover.A family forced to take her in.A priest tasked with absolving her.But all is not as it seems, […]

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BOOKS TO WHILE AWAY THE HOURS DAY 4

My book for today is INTO SUEZ  by the Welsh novelist, Stevie Davies, whose books have often cropped up on the short list but never claimed a prize. 1949: Egypt’s struggle against its British occupiers moves towards crisis; Israel declares its statehood, driving out the Arabs; Joe Roberts, an RAF sergeant, his wife Ailsa and daughter, Nia, leave Wales for Egypt. “Into Suez” is a compelling human and political drama, set in the postwar period when Britain, the bankrupt victor of the Second […]

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