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June 27, 2016

Otto Penzler is a legend in the US book world. His store, The Mysterious Bookshop in NYC is a counterpart to the late, lamented Murder One in London. He has his own imprint, the Mysterious Press, and has edited a great many fine award-winning anthologies. To help his store along, he periodically asks authors to […]
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Published on June 27, 2016 23:27 • 18 views
Writers are required to have a somewhat raised level of sensitivity. It’s in the job description. The upside is that it can massively improve the quality of your work. The downside is the Black Dog. It’s hard to explain depressive bouts to others. I once believed there was no such thing, and was on […]
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Published on June 27, 2016 00:23 • 3 views

June 25, 2016

Last week my thoughts had been turning to a new Bryant & May novel, but political events put a stop to that. The stories have been getting topical but I can’t do this now. So instead I went out with European friends and discussed giving up Bryant & May completely. Why? Because I can’t celebrate […]
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Published on June 25, 2016 00:00 • 22 views

June 24, 2016

Nothing funny today, I’m too depressed. As a trio of egotistical monsters kicks out the PM who undid 50 years of European protection and now prepare for power, the appalling realisation of what they’ve done is already starting to sink in. Gove looking after your kids’ education, Farridge kicking out anyone he doesn’t like […]
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Published on June 24, 2016 00:15 • 22 views

June 23, 2016

It’s not a legally binding decision but a matter of public debate. MPs can choose not to act. I might consider the Leave option more seriously if it didn’t feel as if a row about EU tariffs got hijacked by a coterie of careerists. I’m more swayed by direct evidence of damage caused by the […]
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Published on June 23, 2016 00:38 • 19 views

June 21, 2016

As part of my initiative with Penguin Random House to get 20 back-volumes of work into print once more (well, e-print for now but you know what I mean) ‘Red Gloves’, which originally looked like this, is coming back. Thelittle-seen (and hefty) collection was broken into two volumes and gathered together 25 new stories set […]
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Published on June 21, 2016 15:09 • 22 views
As ‘Game of Thrones’ shifted from a smutty sub-‘Lord Of The Rings’ knock-off into a nuanced and sweeping epic with moments that outdid anything you can see on film right now, the cry of ‘Just one more!’ could be heard across the land. How did this immensely complicated niche-market show become the most watched series […]
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Published on June 21, 2016 02:09 • 3 views

June 19, 2016

The hollyhocks are a giveaway – it could only be an English country garden. The one at Charleston, Sussex, summer home of members of the Bloomsbury Group. It seems an unlikely place for a battle, but that’s what’s going on here. Because in order to get here we had to pass through many pretty villages […]
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Published on June 19, 2016 23:50 • 11 views

June 18, 2016

Now that we’re changing how we view, what’s the effect on our homes? That big box in the corner is off most of the day, so why give it prominence? This is what interior designers are asking. Television has now been with us in an affordable form for close to seventy years, and in that […]
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Published on June 18, 2016 00:10 • 18 views

June 17, 2016

Once upon a time, North London’s Camden Town did not exist. There was Kentish Town (Kent-As-Town) above it and the city below, and the connecting coach corridor became a hamlet, then a village. While it was still a village it supposedly became the home of two witches, the Mother Red Cap and the Mother Black […]
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Published on June 17, 2016 23:29 • 14 views

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