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Romancing Robin Hood by Jenny Kane (@jennykaneauthor)

Posted by on Sep 18th, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Romancing Robin Hood by Jenny Kane (@jennykaneauthor)

Blurb Dr Grace Harper has loved the stories of Robin Hood ever since she first saw them on TV as a girl. Now, with her fortieth birthday just around the corner, she’s a successful academic in Medieval History, with a tenured position at a top university. But Grace is in a bit of a rut. She’s supposed to be writing a textbook on a real-life medieval gang of high-class criminals – the Folvilles – but she keeps being drawn into the world of the novel she’s secretly writing – a novel which entwines the Folvilles with her long-time love...

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Dragonflies

Posted by on Aug 18th, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Dragonflies

Blogging today from the Romaniac sofa at https://theromaniacgroup.wordpress.com

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Chalkface Challenge – results at 6pm; shortlisted and very proud.

Posted by on Jul 27th, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Chalkface Challenge – results at 6pm; shortlisted and very proud.

Here’s the extract from my middle-grade book ‘Teacher Torture’, selected by the judges (all children) for their short list – see Words & Pictures http://www.wordsandpics.org/2014/07/dashing-off.html Congratulations to the children’s winner Jill Atkins – the shadow judges (grown-ups this time) will give their own verdict at 6pm. Chapter One: Zero   ‘Right, stand by your beds, you horrible teachers. I’m coming in.’ Flynn shivered as he kicked open the door of Cell Block Zero Teachers’ Prison....

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Jane Jackson Talks Brewing Beer

Posted by on Jul 17th, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Jane Jackson Talks Brewing Beer

In order to brew the best beer, brewers need top-quality malt.  Two C19th maltsters stand out from the rest. In the 1820s Patrick Stead was recognised as the ‘foremost East Anglian maltster.’  Famous brewer, Michael Bass, considered him the best in England. Stead developed an innovative malting system that used steam and hot air to control germination and kilning. These techniques were the forerunners of those used today. Newson Garrett was born in 1812 in Leiston, Suffolk, grandson of Richard Garrett, founder of the Leiston agricultural...

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The Chocolate Blog – An Indulgence of Books and Scrummy Stuff

Posted by on Jul 14th, 2014 in Blog | 4 comments

The Chocolate Blog – An Indulgence of Books and Scrummy Stuff

Chocolate Book Blog I’ve taken up the baton from Eileen Moynihan  the next Chocolate Book Blog about favourite children’s books. How could anyone resist these two fabulous subjects put together? This great idea was started by http://www.kidliteratureauthors.com/kla-founder.html Karen Hall. You can read Karen’s Chocolate Book Blog here- http://peachyemma.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/the-chocolate-music-maker-in-book-dreams.html The idea is that whoever gets handed the baton has to write a blog post naming 6 of their...

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Meeting My Main Character Blog Hop

Posted by on May 17th, 2014 in Blog | 3 comments

Meeting My Main Character Blog Hop

  A huge thank you to Kate Blackadder for tagging me in the Meeting My Main Character blog hop. You can read about Kate’s  leading lady at  katewritesandreads.blogspot.co.uk     What is the name of my main character? Is she real or fictitious?   She’s called Mab Millington (short for Mabel) and she is fictitious – I think she’s really a grown up version of a very loveable, forthright, good humoured child I taught for a while. Better not mention any names …   When and where is the story set?   The...

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Amazing Places

Posted by on May 16th, 2014 in Blog | 2 comments

Amazing Places

I recently got back from a  weekend in Somerset with lots of walking, a certain amount of cake and a gallon or two of wine. There was the  sea (or the Bristol Channel anyway), the Quantock hills, birdsong, sunshine and showers. We sat in the old tin box in the middle of a farm field and listened to Nora Jones (really must get round to getting another CD for variety) and I even did some writing. But one of the best bits was revisiting this tiny redundant church. Imagine being made redundant as a church. I wonder if they have to sign on? It...

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Life’s a Bagatelle

Posted by on Apr 5th, 2014 in Blog | 4 comments

Life’s a Bagatelle

    This is a game that belonged to my dad’s family – it’s getting a bit tatty now on account of being used by lots of grubby little hands (and grubby bigger ones too) but it’s much loved and treasured.  There’s skill involved, but sometimes the way the balls roll seems totally random. That’s my life at the moment.  So long as I don’t lose my marbles, all will be well...

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Rain – bah!

Posted by on Mar 26th, 2014 in Blog | 3 comments

Rain – bah!

It’s raining again here and I am getting a tad tired of it now. It must be time for frolicking in the sunshine soon, surely? Off to Brighton on Friday to do Mothers’ Day fun stuff. has anyone got any ideas for seaside in the rain activities? They will probably involve wine and cake too.

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Love is Where You Find It – Guest Post by Troy Lambert

Posted by on Mar 13th, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Love is Where You Find It – Guest Post by Troy Lambert

I remember the first time I saw his face. Long haired and panting, there was no place for him to sit in the small car but on my lap. We both got as comfortable as we could for the hour and a half ride from Phoenix to Prescott. Poor dog had been as abused as me. The first time I went to sweep the porch with him outside, he cowered. But he’d fetch a ball until his dying day, when he was blind and chasing it with his nose. Really, it was his love that started to heal my heart after the divorce. His name was Houston, and even though he left this...

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