Monthly Archives: September 2012

Would you like mushy peas with that?

Well here I am almost in the ancestral lands of Blackadder – just a little down the road in Northumberland, near the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne, where the air is nippy and autumn is really getting going. I’m visiting Kelly … Continue reading

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Literary speed dating – and book giveaway – with author Cynn Chadwick

Have you ever met someone with whom you had just about nothing in common – but that didn’t stop you falling for each other? Cynn Chadwick’s new novel Angels and Manners is about two women with nothing in common but … Continue reading

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Originally posted on The Queerest Places:
Author Jesse Blackadder’s novel The Raven’s Heart is set in the court of Mary Queen of Scots – and was partly inspired by the discovery that the queen was a regular cross-dresser. The Raven’s…

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From Notre Dame to Paris Drag

It’s been a big day. Started early listening to a Gregorian Mass in Notre Dame cathedral and finished many hours later watching a Lady GaGa drag show in Le Tango nightclub. It’s been one of those days that make me … Continue reading

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“Lost thing is destroyed” – in Paris

I have earned a bit of time in bed with the Mac Air, up in my little Paris loft on the sixth floor on a sunny Saturday afternoon, stuffed with lunch of crusty bread, stinky cheese, avocado and vivid red … Continue reading

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Originally posted on nogoingtolondon:
(Cross-posted with Southerly.) Just over five years ago, I decided to write a novel about my grandparents. Their names were Fay and Heinz (in the novel they became Hannah and Emil), and like so many caught…

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Literary speed dating with Kate Forsyth, historical fiction author

“I was riding around on a tricycle which squeaked very badly… when a Doberman lunged for me, caught my head in his jaws and proceed to tear my head apart.” No, it’s not the opening of a novel – it’s … Continue reading

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