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'Darkness, Darkness' - Resnick's Last Case

Well, I’ve finally got to see the finished article, the finished book – sitting here now with the new hardback in front of me – and it looks splendid. 382 more words

Writers & Writing


John Harvey has written a superb final case for the enduring and never weary (ok, just a little weary) detective Charlie Resnick. It has been a while between drinks and the way… 320 more words


New Resnick Story ... 'Going Down Slow'

Ten years ago, when I was asked by my Finnish publisher for a story to appear in the magazine they were preparing for distribution at the Helsinki Book Fair. 478 more words

Writers & Writing

Thatcher handled the miners with determination and skill

Dalrymple writes that after Margaret Thatcher defeated the National Union of Mineworkers,

no other union would lightly take her government on. And so far, at least, …

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Thatcher, Margaret

Budget food 80s style, Part 7: Hot Savoury Soufflés

So here’s another recipe from my friend, Julia Cook’s (I know, I know) book. Another one I haven’t tried and never will given the alleged trickiness of getting soufflés just right, and my proven culinary ineptitude. 204 more words


The African National Congress (ANC), led during the 1990s by the late Nelson Mandela, is projected to be reelected in South Africa’s May 7, 2014 national election by a wide margin, probably with between 50 and 60 percent of the vote.

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Miners Shot Down

Imagine your audience naked and other advice

Today, I spoke on two radio shows about my coal and cake novel, Public Battles, Private Wars: on BBC Radio Leeds with Wes Butters and with Jeni Barnett on BBC Radio Sussex. 359 more words