I write this a few minutes after finishing the book. Sitting in front of my computer I am bemused by much about this book. W. Somerset Maugham is very well known. He died at the ripe old age of 91 and was a very colourful character. He wrote many plays ...

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Here is the author interview I mentioned yesterday. Ged Gillmore is the author of the Bill Murdoch series of crime books, set in Sydney and the NSW Central Coast. Originally intending the first book in the series, Headland, to be a stand alone crime novel, Ged was encouraged by rave ...

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I’ve written a lot about Ursula Le Guin over the years. What reason could there be to write again? To celebrate her writing in the wake of her death. Considering she died this week I think it only appropriate to start with a photo of the books of hers we ...

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This year I attended Oz Comic-Con with the view to getting more interviews. It took me three weeks to think of a question. It turned out to be suitable for both authors and artists alike so that’s what happened. I’m always amazed at how hearable the interviews are despite me ...

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This year I attended Oz Comic-Con with the view to getting more interviews. It took me three weeks to think of a question, it turned out to be suitable for both authors and artists alike so that’s what happened. I’m always amazed at how hearable the interviews are despite me ...

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There was a change this year and I haven’t managed to put my finger on it. It wasn’t the cosplay, that was as amazing as ever but I took fewer photos. It may have been the selling type people, there did seem to be a few different items this year. ...

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I figured it’s been a while since I’ve looked at the book world like this so I’ve found some interesting articles for you. Rick Riordan Imprint Acquires First Three Titles I missed the news about a new imprint from Disney-Hyperion. Rick Riordan writes Percy Jackson but is now going to be ...

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I get a lot of email about books, writing and publishing coming into my inbox. It’s always exciting and generally there’s too much to read so I tend to pick and choose depending on the headine. Yes, I’m just like anyone else and need a good headline but I object to clickbait. Today ...

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My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that ...

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I wouldn’t normally write today but by the time I get to it on Friday the website will be gone and if you have books there/are an author there/are a publisher there and you haven’t heard then you’ll be very annoyed. Actually, you’ll be annoyed anyway but I’m putting this here ...

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The things one finds on a quick search! Having tantalised you I’m going to talk about the book first before telling you what I’ve found. You can either be patient and read through or ignore it and skip to the bottom. The Sad Variety by Nicholas Blake The Book! This is ...

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What have these two topics got to do with each other? Not much in the general scheme of things but I’m going to talk about both of them anyway. F. Scott Fitzgerald Last night I found an article talking about a new release of Fitzgerald’s work. No, we don’t have ...

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