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James Ellis

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James has written two novels, The Wrong Story and Happy Family. He has published a number of short stories, a travelogue of his journey through Central America and a monthly column for The Gudgeon magazine. He designs and delivers tutor-led workshops for fiction writers and is a regular speaker at writers’ events.

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The Wrong Story

4.44 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2017 — 2 editions
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Dear Auntie… stop using the third text message!

Dear Auntie, could you please stop your continual use of the third text message? I know what you’re doing and it won’t work. Like yesterday. I told you I was going out, so you sent me a message. Have a nice day out. Hope you enjoy the zoo x That was fine. That was a … Continue reading "Dear Auntie… stop using the third text message!" Read more of this blog post »
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Just fantastic. A masterclass in how landscape begets characters who drive pace and plot. One of my favourite writers.
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This is an epic novel that informs, entertains and moves - as much about the human condition and preciousness (and fleeting) nature of life, hopes and dreams as it is about trees and their beautiful, unbelievable contribution to our planet which we a ...more
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