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J.R. Barker

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Terry Pratchett, Robin Jarvis and Roald Dahl

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January 2012


Jo Barker has been writing short stories for many years as a hobby and has now finally published.
Her stories take you on weird and wonderful journeys using a combination of fantasy and strange facts that makes the narrative more engaging.
At the moment she is writing children’s tales but there are plans for other other books.
Jo also creates videos with her partner. You can see some of these videos in her Blog at www.jrbarker.info or or you can visit The Ian and Jo Show on YouTube.

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This is day 4 of my 100 days of happiness challenge and I decided that, rather than saying something that makes me happy, I would try to start something to make others happy.

Why? Today I had an e-mail from an extremely talented artist, she put her work on the internet and she was harassed, plagiarised and stalked. She now doesn’t want to share her art any more and has removed some of her work f... Read more of this blog post »
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I just 'love' Herriot's tales, they are funny, sad, fascinating, insightful and quirky. I really need to collect all his books again.
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When I read the blurb I thought that perhaps this book wasn't for me, and then I started to read it.
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I wondered if I would be able to admit to reading this on a public forum, but luckily it wasn't as riske' as I feared it might be and so I was a) able to finish reading it and b) able to admit reading it.

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Ok, so in my last book review (Tess of the Durbervilles) I had a mini rant about how I don't do romance.
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I almost didn't finish this, the first three quarters were largely descriptions of how Tess's eyes were so soulful, and the shape/ colour of her mouth, also there seemed to be a lot of dew clinging to faces and hair, and many, many scenes of lamentin ...more
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“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
S.G. Tallentyre, The Friends of Voltaire

Terry Pratchett
“Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry.”
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“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
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“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.”
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