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Tom Gillespie

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in Glasgow, The United Kingdom
May 05, 1964



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Tom Gillespie grew up in a small town just outside Glasgow. After completing a Masters in English at Glasgow University, he spent the next ten years pursuing a musical career as a singer/songwriter, playing, recording and touring the UK and Europe with his band. He now lives in Bath with his wife, daughter and hyper-neurotic cat, where he works at the University as an academic English lecturer.

“Thank you for coming,” Mrs Galloway said, ushering the doctor into the hallway. “I’m sorry it’s so late, but I couldn’t leave it any longer.”

“That’s quite alright Alice,“ the doctor said, removing his coat and hat.

“It’s just that we-,” she stumbled over her words.”I think I – ”

The Doctor reached for her arm. “Take me to him.”

The bedroom was dark and gloomy, and the stench of prolon...

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Painting by Numbers
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Painting by Numbers by Tom Gillespie
"I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

This is a fantastic psychological thriller! I loved it! Unfortunately, due to my rather large reading list, it has taken me a while to get to read it. I am..." Read more of this review »
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Another fabulously scary thrill ride of a story from versatile wordsmith Helen Howell. Once again Helen manages to create a brilliantly realised ‘ordinary’ world where extraordinary, otherworldly events occur. Once again her characterisations are spo ...more
Where I'm Calling From by Raymond Carver
“I've crossed some kind of invisible line. I feel as if I've come to a place I never thought I'd have to come to. And I don't know how I got here. It's a strange place. It's a place where a little harmless dreaming and then some sleepy, early-morning talk has led me into considerations of death and annihilation.”
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“Get in, get out. Don't linger. Go on.”
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Painting by Numbers by Tom Gillespie
"This isn’t a thriller, but it is a psychological suspense page-turner. On the surface, I can see why some people might liken it to Dan Brown’s oeuvre – esoteric knowledge about artwork and mathematics, for example, and a quest to a foreign land. T..." Read more of this review »
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Painting by Numbers by Tom Gillespie
"A good debut novel which I enjoyed reading, I must admit I was eager to find out what happened at the end. The book is well written and captures your interest from the start."
A Guide to Becoming Distinctly Average by Amy Elliott-Smith
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“It ought to make us feel ashamed when we talk like we know what we're talking about when we talk about love.”
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“I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.”
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“We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.”
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“It's possible, in a poem or short story, to write about commonplace things and objects using commonplace but precise language, and to endow those things—a chair, a window curtain, a fork, a stone, a woman's earring—with immense, even startling power.”
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