Stephen Arnott

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Stephen Arnott is a UK writer, born abroad, who now lives in East Anglia. He's worked as a freelance feature writer and magazine editor, and has had writing jobs in television and radio.

Aside from Jack Bleacher: a parody, Stephen has also written a number of non-fiction and humour titles. He also writes Dark Age fiction (the Leofric adventures) under the pen name 'S. J. Arnott'.

His favourite thriller author is Lee Child, creator of the indomitable Jack Reacher.

His favourite historical authors include George MacDonald Fraser (Flashman), C. S. Forester (Hornblower), Patrick O'Brian (Aubrey-Maturin), Bernard Cornwell (Sharpe), Alfred Duggan and Mary Renault.

You can find out more on his author website: www.sjarnott.com.

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Sex: A User's Guide

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Jack Bleacher: a parody

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The Writers' Guide

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“He shook with rage. 'Look what you have done, you vandal. You have destroyed everything!'

'What did you expect me to do? Bend over and wait for the broom-handle?”
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“Gummy was beaten up, strangled, shot and thrown on an ant hill. That's not the action of a lone killer; that's murder by committee. Who else round here has that kind of muscle? The Colonial Dames of America?”
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“Two buttons had come adrift on her shirt, meaning she was showing more cleavage than was normal for an officer of the law. I don't know if she had children, or planned to, but they would never starve.”
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“As private parts to the gods are we! They play with us for their sport. (Lord Melchett, Blackadder.)”
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“No one talked, but they all said plenty.”
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“You wouldn't piss on the French if they were on fire. Yet here you are. You're reacting like this was Pearl Harbor. Why? What is France going to do to you? Stop sending cheese?”
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“There was a toilet in the far corner, with nothing in it except basic facilities and about a trillion bacteria. It was like a huge three-dimensional petri dish.”
Lee Child, Personal
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“For every year humans had been modern, they had been primitive for seven hundred more, which left a residue, and by then the back part of my brain was firmly in charge - My tribe needs you gone, pal. And you're ugly, too. And you're a pussy.”
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