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Mark West

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Mark West was born in Northamptonshire in 1969. Writing stories since the age of eight, he discovered the small press in 1999 and since then, he’s published more than 70 stories in various publications around the world.

His first collection, “Strange Tales”, appeared from Rainfall Books in 2003 and this was followed in 2005 by the novel “In The Rain With The Dead”, from Pendragon Press. His novelette “The Mill” was part of the critically acclaimed five author collection “We Fade To Grey” and was followed by "Conjure", which Rainfall Books published in September 2009.

Greyhart Press published "The Mill" as an ebook in 2011 and followed it up with a paperback release in 2012. West's chapbook, "What Gets Left Behind" appeared from Spectral Pres
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The Mill

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Drive

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What Gets Left Behind

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After the Sat-Nav seemed to find me yet another route into Derby (I swear, every time I go to Edge-Lit, the journey is subtly different each time), I pulled into the Assembly Rooms car park and thought it was shut.  Turns out they have a new entrance system that looks, at first glance, like the place has been boarded up - I was happy to discover as the day went on I wasn't the only one who'd be...
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Re-read as research for novel pitch. It's been several years since I last looked at it and, generally, I thought it held up quite well.

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original review - A novelisation of the first few episodes of the TV show (and another great buy from my school Bookworm club), this follows Tucker and his friends as they start their new school life at Grange Hill. Great fun.

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