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I Remember it Well - no chance

Your item will be delivered between 7am and 6pm, says the machine on the telephone. I have to stay at home all day waiting for the doorbell to ring. 243 more words


The pug life chose me.

In the Age of the Pug, where the flat-faced, pie-eyed snuffling mutts are plastered over thousands of pyjama sets and used to advertise everything from mobile phones to crisps, the sighting of a particularly cute example of the breed – as I am proud to regard my six-month-old Flora – sends passers-by into ecstasies of puppy love. 361 more words

Bringing Out The Animal In Me...?!

I read a short story last week in which the main character snarled – not just once, but twice – and no, she wasn’t a werewolf or a dog: it was a person doing the snarling (an annoyed person, admittedly). 299 more words


Three Reasons to Love Blockbuster Novels

The death of novelist Jackie Collins at the weekend filled me with both sadness and nostalgia. Her novels, and those of contemporaries like Jilly Cooper and Shirley Conran (note their similar names!) were the delight of my adolescence. 424 more words


The Marketplace of Ideas Part 1

In ‘GOODBYE, GOOD LUCK Or The Wrong Trousers Or Naming Subversion’ I discussed the Power of Naming and the way that it can be used to reconstruct opposition. 2,248 more words

Riding high for tauter thighs...

I’ve never sat on a horse in my life. So God knows why I decided to go and ride one. Well, actually let’s examine the facts: I’m a sucker for all furry animals. 790 more words



Title: Wicked

Author: Jilly Cooper

Published: 2006

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (re read)


Janna Curtis is the recently appointed headteacher of Larkminister Comp, a failing school where roughly 6% of students achieve The Magic Five (5 A*-C grades in GCSE). 479 more words