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Paul Fulcher

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Technically this is a DNF, but, when one has read 752 pages of a novel, that gives a rather misleading impression.

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Jen Calleja has hitherto been best known as a translator (e.g. of the 2019 MBI shortlisted The Pine Islands), and as a poet, but this debut collection of short stories should also establish her reputation as an author of innovative fiction.

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Sahara Sanders

MERRY CHRISTMAS & Happy New Year to you and your family!
Let your cherished dreams come true in 2019 :-)
Sahara Sanders

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Tip Hello Paul Fulcher. Thank you for accepting my request. I would love to message you but can't as you have an author profile. Would you mind messaging me first?
From Tip

FAT HAMSTER!!! Tomorrow (Friday) at four p.m.

FAT HAMSTER!!! Hi. Am at TC right now secretly messaging you.

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Satsuma Hi miss you from S, J, S!

Satsuma Paul.
Sorry, I just love your name. One of my family is called paul!

message 8: by Paul

Paul Fulcher FAT HAMSTER!!! wrote: "Hi! Thanks for befriending me, as I am new!"

Thank you Fat Hamster - although oddly you remind me of someone....

FAT HAMSTER!!! Hi! Thanks for befriending me, as I am new!

Satsuma Hi Paul! You are an amazing Goodreads contributor! :D
Just wanted to say that I'm having a hard time keeping up with your reviews, but they're really good!!!

Majenta Hello, Paul! Thank you for contacting me! I hope you are well and will have a great weekend. Congratulations on your books! Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!

Best wishes from Majenta

Satsuma Thanks for accepting my friend request!

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Paul Fulcher Mark wrote: "That is the coolest thing. I expect a handsigned copy of the book tomorrow at lunch. Very well done."

As long as you have a cheque for 100 quid! Quality literature doesn't come cheap!

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Mark Hebwood That is the coolest thing. I expect a handsigned copy of the book tomorrow at lunch. Very well done.

Richard Glad to be among the select few. Thank you for accepting the friend request.

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