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Book Review: Earth Girl by Janet Edwards

Earth Girl by Janet Edwards My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was an enjoyable book, both charming and compelling. It painted a fascinating picture of a far-future society and ruined New York. Possibly I’d have given it 4.5 stars

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Book Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. How not to write disability.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes My rating: 1 of 5 stars I decided quite a long while ago not to do negative reviews. I write fiction myself, I know how tricky it can be. But this book perpetuates a

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Paralympics: Should it be merged with the Olympics?

So the Paralympics is drawing to a close and the big question is, was it all worth it? The games certainly didn’t get off to a good start. The entire Russian team was banned and there were huge questions over

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Paralympics: Marcia and the Fall

The Paralympics opening ceremony took place last night and I began this morning by tweeting my favourite part: Amy Purdy’s interesting, elegant and thought-provoking dancing with a robot routine. Forget my novel-in-progress. The cyborgs are already here! But then I

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Tony Blair and the Chilcot Report

I don’t talk about politics, honest. I gave all that up 15 years ago. But there’s just so much happening here in Britain lately you might have noticed I’ve broken my rule a few times in the past couple of

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Weird Times

So I was lying in bed last night thinking how these past 10 days have gone on forever. Ever since the referendum time has crept by in a state of surreal slow motion. My country of birth is in a

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A Small Announcement

I have a small–make that very small (pun absolutely intended)–confession to make. When I started writing I made a decision to keep a small (there’s that word again) secret from my online writing friends.  More importantly, I didn’t want all

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