Tag Archives: Books


Spine-chilling Tales

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This isn’t a Halloween related article – honest.  There will be no mention of pumpkins, witches or (that US import) trick or treating. There will, however, be reference to some of the finest frightening tales ever written and often translated … Continue reading


Source Material

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Where can a writer get to see 1930s interiors, of back to back city terraces and in middle class villas? What about the post WWII bombed out streets of London, or those same streets, almost car-less, in the 1960s? In … Continue reading


Plus ca change, plus la meme chose

Today’s post is by Katie Isbester, Director of Claret Press. Brace yourselves because I’m about to make two contradictory statements. Here goes the first: It is my passionately held belief that the essence of storytelling has not changed over the … Continue reading


Facebook Ads – a positive experience

Facebook states (without any irony, irony not really being the forte of giant corporate monoliths) that its policy on ‘controversial content’ in regard to politics is as follows. “14. Controversial Content Policy Ads must not contain content that exploits controversial … Continue reading


Power corrupts…

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…and absolute power corrupts absolutely – to paraphrase the oft quoted Lord Acton, nineteenth century British historian and Member of Parliament.  In fact he said ‘Power tends to corrupt…’ in a letter to Mandell Creighton  in 1887. One of my … Continue reading