Category Archives: February 2011

The Big Show Stopper: A Cavorting Crime Caper

Last week I read The Big Show Stopper because I had arranged to review it on Ascroft, eh?.  I found it a relaxing break as I settled down with it for an hour or so each night. The Big Show Stopper by Ken Dalton   … Continue reading

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Making a Living as a Writer in the 21st Century

Today was the first time I’ve attended a seminar or class in the Crescent Arts Centre in nearly 20 years – the building is wonderfully improved from the last time I was there. Compared to what I remembered,  I didn’t … Continue reading

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The Poet Rambling Round My Mind

I recently volunteered to post a review of The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson as part of the author’s blog tour. Sometimes when you agree to review a book, you have second thoughts once you start reading it if you can’t find anything positive to … Continue reading

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Are Hearts and Roses Tacky?

I thought about filling this post with whimsical hearts and red roses for Valentine’s Day – but that would be tacky, eh? So I’ll just say, on this day that’s hyped as the most romantic day of the year, I hope you’re … Continue reading

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M C Scott and Rome: The Emperor’s Spy

I first ‘met’ M C Scott on a Yahoo discussion group. Reading her comments in the discussions prompted me to check the library for her books. The first one I read was The Crystal Skull. I loved its fantasy escapism and drama so I next read … Continue reading

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Six More Weeks?!!!!

This year I wouldn’t actually mind a frightened groundhog. Now, I’m not trying to be cruel but if he goes back to his burrow for 6 more weeks and keeps spring at bay for a little longer, it’ll give me … Continue reading

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M C Scott’s Rome

“It looks as if we will have a new trilogy to rival Lord of the Rings. Actually, I think it will be better.” The Scotsman “A powerful novel, alive with love, deceit, wisdom and heroics of humanity and with characters … Continue reading

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