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The Lifeboat - Why I write "Fiction as self-help" posts

Admirable traits are often exactly the same as negative ones, only expressed in a different way.  – Charlotte Rogan (from The Lifeboat)

It was one of the best… 789 more words


Surprised by Surprised by Joy

This year’s CS Lewis Festival finished in style with a wonderful Lifeboat reading yesterday evening. By the end of an arts festival I’m usually in a puddle on the floor, demanding wine and vowing this will be the absolute last festival I ever programme. 1,064 more words


The Belfast Book Festival Family Fun Day

It’s not every weekend that we get a sunny Saturday and so it was my mission to get out and about today to make the most of it. 359 more words


Margate - where the seawater cures all ills

Until a few weeks ago the only other things I knew about Margate was that it was where J.M. Turner painted many of his greatest seascapes (and visited his lover); then a hundred-and-something years later Tracey Emin grew up there and made different art; plus Margate is at the end of a good coastal walk from… 361 more words