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Peter Jobes

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John Buchan, Robert Louis Stevenson, Alexandre Dumas, Rafael Sabatini

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If you mixed the adventurous life of Hemingway with the glamour of Fitzgerald, added a healthy dash of Cicerean word skills, then you'd have something approaching an amazing life. It wouldn't, however, be my life: I was born in a small town in North East England. I write because I love words and because the ability of words to form a narrative that can take you to other places and times is something that I find quite astounding.

I find myself often less than impressed with society today and love that through the written word we have such a real connection to the past. As Graham Greene wrote in Our Man in Havana: 'You should dream more, Mr Wormwold. Reality in our century in not something to be faced.' I find that in escaping to other times
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I was reading a post from Nathan Bransford the other day and in it he gave reasons, all of them sensible, why authors should have facebook pages. I've considered this question before and always resisted creating one on the grounds that it feels like asking people to become fans or some such thing, a notion that I am in no small way uncomfortable with.


I think this comes from my notions on the na...

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Winston S. Churchill
“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope”
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T.E. Lawrence
“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
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