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Priest by day, writer at odd times of the day and night, I live with a small green parrot called Tilly because the upkeep for a dragon is beyond my current budget. Plus I’m responsible for making good any flame damage to church property. I love ‘Doctor Who’, landscape photography, single malt whisky, and my job, in no particular order. When I’m not looking after a small parish church in the Midlands (England) I like to go on far flung adventures to places like Peru, New Zealand, and North Korea.

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Chrys Cymri My dear, pull up a seat and let me make you a cup of tea. I have consulted Penny, and she has just returned from the final challenge set by Morey's…moreMy dear, pull up a seat and let me make you a cup of tea. I have consulted Penny, and she has just returned from the final challenge set by Morey's gryphon clan. Everything has been documented, but she is asking some people with sharp eyes and even sharper pencils to check for typos. Your wait will end in a few weeks' time, so hang on in there! If you haven't already done so, you might want to sign up to my newsletter list, so you'll be one of the first to see the new cover: http://chryscymri.com/newsletter.html(less)
Chrys Cymri Not so quick an answer... In England and Wales (I don't really know about Scotland) a number of public schools are church schools. Long before…moreNot so quick an answer... In England and Wales (I don't really know about Scotland) a number of public schools are church schools. Long before education was available to all, local churches started to educate the poor. These were only basic lessons in numeracy and literacy (with some biblical teaching), but as time went the school system developed to what it is today. Most of these church schools attract children from the local populace, and usually there is no requirement that either the child nor the teachers are practicing Christians. The amount of emphasis given to Christianity in the school varies widely, but the schools are meant to have a short act of worship every day. Usually the local vicar will take one of those either weekly or fortnightly. Some schools call this 'worship' but most call this 'assembly' (because the entire school assembles for it). The vicar will also usually be on the governing body, as will at least two of the church members. Here's a bit more information: https://www.churchofengland.org/educa...
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Can a human really be any good as a police officer?

Inspector Taryn is proud of her record in the city's police service. She might be small for a gryphon, but even the most hardened criminals have learned to fear her abilities.

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I found myself struggling with this novella.

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“The Prancer stepped back and studied her for a moment. Then, with a gleam in his eye, he said, 'All unicorns know the Land. Few humans do. But no unicorn knows how to brew ale.'

'I’m glad humans have some use.'

'Only those who can brew ale.”
Chrys Cymri, The Dragon Throne

“Marriage is a covenant. If the partners enter that covenant, both ready to commit to and keep their binding vows, then I don’t worry about the mix or the genders involved.”
Chrys Cymri, The Temptation of Dragons

“The day you lose someone isn’t the worst. At least you’ve got something to do. It’s all the days they stay dead.”
Chrys Cymri, The Cult of Unicorns

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“The Prancer stepped back and studied her for a moment. Then, with a gleam in his eye, he said, 'All unicorns know the Land. Few humans do. But no unicorn knows how to brew ale.'

'I’m glad humans have some use.'

'Only those who can brew ale.”
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