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Martin Cooper

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Martin Cooper was born in the south of England in 1950. He read English at Oxford, where he met JRR Tolkien but unaccountably missed Bill Clinton. He worked for the BBC for a number of years, then became Technical Director of Teletext Ltd, the company which provided text services on ITV and Channel 4. Nowadays he lives and works in Dorset.

Writing credits include news items for The Two Ronnies and short stories in The London Evening News and Ambit Magazine. He holds the record for the smallest royalty ever paid to a BBC comedy writer: nine pence, shared with a colleague.

Cold Hillside is his first novel.

Average rating: 4.0 · 8 ratings · 5 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Cold Hillside

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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five stories

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Dandelion Sky

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Short Story (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Short story about old fashioned pre-digital photography - the kind where you sloshed developer and fix around. My father was a press photographer on the Daily Mirror, which is no doubt where a lot of this comes from. Film buffs will also pick up a nod in the direction of "Blowup". "That Celeb. Smile" was first published as a Broadsheet Story (Google it...).

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Moonfleet by John Meade Falkner
Moonfleet
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Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
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Ashraf Farouk; Tourist Police by Mark White
Ashraf Farouk; Tourist Police
by Mark White
read in September, 2012
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Ashraf Farouk is a police lieutenant in Cairo. His job is to stop his countrymen fleecing the tourists, and he is good at it. He is also good at lining his own pockets.

Crime on his patch is a chaotic mix of ancient and modern: bogus moneychangers, ri
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Slated by Teri Terry
Slated (Slated, #1)
by Teri Terry (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2012
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In Teri Terry's dystopian take on the near future, nobody under 21 is allowed to carry a mobile phone.

There's worse. (No phone? What could possibly be worse?). Troublesome teens are removed from their families and have chips implanted in their brains
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The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett
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Synopsis: Our hero embarks on an epic journey through an infinite chain of alternate earths, accompanied by an annoying computer. Then he comes back.

That’s it. There’s no story to speak of. Plenty of incident, but this is a Gulliver’s Travels voyage
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Dandelion Sky by Martin  Cooper
Dandelion Sky
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read in November, 2011
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Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor,
Artist, dreamer, psychopath, fool.

Everybody has illusions. Fifteen stories about the difference between the world in your head and the real world outside. If it is real.

These are all stories from the last decade - ther
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A Kingdom's Cost by J.R. Tomlin
A Kingdom's Cost
by J.R. Tomlin (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2011
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We are lectured daily about this, that or the other freedom. Freedom of speech, freedom of assembly. Freedom to consume ridiculously-priced coffees with silly names. Sometimes historical fiction provides a reminder that our liberties are only words, ...more
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
“The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.”
Henry David Thoreau
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Father of Emily by Kristofer Oliver
Father of Emily
by Kristofer Oliver (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2011
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To see your country and your countrymen as they really are, you have to leave them behind. That was Kipling's view, at any rate. In this moving novel Kristofer Oliver takes the advice of the master story-teller.

Ben is an ex-pat living in Paris, havin
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Henry David Thoreau
“The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

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