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Tim Atkinson

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Tim Atkinson is a teacher, author and award-winning blogger. He was born in Colchester, brought up in Yorkshire and now lives in Lincolnshire. Having studied philosophy at the University of Hull he worked variously as a filing clerk, lay-clerk, chain-man and school teacher. He taught philosophy at a boys' grammar school and psychology at a girls' high school and is now a full-time writer. Among his books are the novel ‘Writing Therapy’ (2008) and ‘The Iliad: A Study Guide’ (2017). He also edited the new writing anthology ‘Tiny Acorns’ (2010).

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The Glorious Dead

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Writing Therapy

3.38 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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Tiny Acorns

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Discover India

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STUDY GUIDE: HOMER'S ILIAD

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Discover the United Kingdom

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In a churchyard...

It's 180 years today since the birth of Thomas Hardy: poet, architect, novelist, playwright, musician, countryman and legend.



Hardy (like his protagonist Jude) didn't go to public school or Oxford. He didn't inherit wealth. He worked, as an architect. And wrote in his spare time. It was architectural business - not literary - that took him to Cornwall in 1870. While there he met the woman who was t Read more of this blog post »
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Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English Cricket by Stephen Fay
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Any author writing a book about a great writer and quoting extensively from his or her own works is going to suffer by direct comparison. And yet Arlott was a poet, and an entire book of richly-evocative prose might lie heavy on the cerebral digestio ...more
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The Great Romantic by Duncan Hamilton
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In the Shadow of the Stump by R.K. Leatherdale
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A pacy, historical thriller with all the poise of a genuine Victorian murder mystery, this book has it all. The vintage prose sets the historic tone without in any way slowing the plot or impeding the reader’s progress. The protagonist, Inspector Cap ...more
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If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things by Jon McGregor
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A Beautiful Game by Mark Nicholas
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An egg for all curates!

Unlike the fabled curate’s egg this book isn’t just good in parts... it’s just that the various parts seem to belong to a variety of different eggs!

It’s a funny book that never quite seems to know what it’s doing. In the middle
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Unlike the fabled curate’s egg this book isn’t just good in parts... it’s just that the various parts seem to belong to a variety of different eggs!

It’s a funny book that never quite seems to know what it’s doing. In the middle
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“Homer makes us hearers, and Virgil leaves us readers Alexander Pope”
Tim Atkinson, STUDY GUIDE: HOMER'S ILIAD

“This is not a real book; not really. A real book tells a story. A real book starts at the beginning and has a middle and an end and I should know. I've read enough of them. So many that one day I woke up as a character in one. I'm there now, trapped between the pages of a book about a girl who drops out of school, reads more than is good for her and ends up in the loony bin.”
Tim Atkinson, Writing Therapy

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