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What I Write: Part Two

“Above all, I delight in listening to stories, and sometimes in telling them”

George MacDonald

In the last post I wrote about my influences (which are as numerous as they are varied).

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Tread Perilously -- Doctor Who: The Unicorn and the Wasp

Tread Perilously concludes a topping month of Doctor Who with the 1920s themed “The Unicorn and The Wasp.”

When the Doctor and Donna land in the English countryside, they find themselves guests of Lady Edison, whose quaint weekend party features a really special guest: Agatha Christie. 174 more words


Book 7: Black Heart, Ivory Bones edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

“I propose to speak about fairy-stories, though I am aware that this is a rash adventure. Faerie is a perilous land, and in it are pitfalls for the unwary and dungeons for the overbold. 1,488 more words

Book Review

Inklings and Arthur: An Artist's Perspective by Emily Austin

As guest editor I can freely say, one of the many delights of this blog is Brenton’s brilliance in finding and selecting examples of book covers of works under discussion, post after post. 1,427 more words

C.S. Lewis

WWW Wednesday – 2018/02/21

WWW Wednesday is a book meme run by Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
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Review: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Smaug certainly looked fast asleep, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. He was just about to step out on to the floor when he caught a sudden thin ray of red from under the drooping lid of Smaug’s left eye. 443 more words


how could the end be happy?

“It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end.

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