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The cat's coming out of the bag

One of the great privileges of occasionally helping writers with their proofreading and editing is that I get to see exciting stuff before it hits print. So it was, dear readers, with my recent read-through of Rohase Piercy's manuscript, 'The Cat in the Bag.'

I was well prepared for this sidelight on a much-loved classic, as I had recently read through Alice Thomas Ellis's The Summerhouse Trilo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 20, 2019 01:39 Tags: alice-thomas-ellis, british-class-system, rohase-piercy, snobbery

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" Disappointing and fascinating in equal measures that Constance is sidelined yet again. I wonder why it's difficult for biographers to give us a Life ...more "
"I've finally finished reading Matthew Sturgis' Oscar: A Biography - no mean feat for someone who 'doesn't do' long books, fiction or otherwise (always excepting Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, which I've read three times). It's actually a very read..." Read more of this blog post »
" So excited about this project, Rohase! "
Charlie Raven and 2 other people liked Rohase Piercy's blog post: You SHALL go to the ball ...
""We're the Cinderellas of the mainstream publishing industry, the ones who never get to go to the ball!" So said Sylvia Daly at an informal meeting of LGBTQ female authors recently. "And it's not because we're not good!" I added, just in case ther..." Read more of this blog post »
" I'm intrigued. What's all this about red crepe under the table? It sounds rather sinister. Can't wait to read your finished draft! "
"Writing pastiche – what a cop-out, eh? You don't even have to think up your own characters and plot, you just piggy-back on someone else's. It's cheating, really. It's a lazy choice of genre. Seriously though, it's not all plain sailing, you do ..." Read more of this blog post »
" Fascinating! Now it all slots into place ...
I'm really excited about your next book. Cathartic or what, eh?
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Charlie Raven and 4 other people liked Rohase Piercy's blog post: Notes from a Foreign Country
"'The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.' So said L.P. Hartley in The Go-Between, and how right he was! I'm currently mining the past – my past, and my mother's – for nuggets of authenticity to use in 'The Cat In The Bag'...." Read more of this blog post »
" This is very exciting! And, h'mm, I'm going to have to read the trilogy first, am I not? "
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