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The Stone Book Quartet

I’ve come by a circuitous route to Alan Garner. His books weren’t a part of my childhood or adolescent reading and though I’ve had a 1970’s (?) copy of… 1,335 more words

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8 Books/Series That Disappointed Me And Why - Part 2

It’s a saddening fact that we’ve all read disappointing books at some time in our lives. Why must this happen?! See Part 1 for other books that sadly disappointed me. 1,319 more words


A Peculiar Pursuit? Listening In On Star Land

It was a frequent and rather sinister feature of my childhood: Sunday afternoon drives around the Cheshire lanes. Always winter. Flat fields empty of their dairy herds. 755 more words


First Light: A Tribute to Alan Garner

I imagine you’re all heartily sick of my going on about my new book (that is, Late Checkout, out on the 9 June), so I thought, for the first time in a while, I’d post something that has nothing to do with crime fiction. 343 more words


Coincidence overload - Part II

Coincidence overload seems to be turning into some kind of natural state for me.

My previous post detailed the first string of coincidences to occur, and when Mr Fanshawe read it he said, ‘Well, if you have any inkling about lottery numbers, let me know.’ When one of my friends read the same post, she commented, ‘That’s a great read…. 617 more words


{Review} The Owl Service - Alan Garner

Owls. That was the pattern formed by the plates hidden upstairs. But these owls vanished when they were copied onto paper. With each owl that fades from the page, another layer of magic is awoken, forming a net that encloses the valley. 296 more words


Biyahe ni Beth : Back in England for 27 days

Geez it’s been a long while.Did I tell you all about our wedding plan progress? I’ve been busy in the real world.Yeah the postponed date has now been revived and move to happen in July 14,2016! 414 more words