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A Writer’s Enemies

In last week’s post we considered some aspects of fictional enemies – more specifically the writing of villains – and in this week’s post I’d like to stay on the same general theme but move it out of our heads and into our hearts, from pages to people, from efiles to paper forms, from the […]

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The gods favor us

When I first read the title of Will Gompertz’s entertaining piece on the BBC a couple of weeks ago (‘The “mummy porn” author and the suburban bookshop’), I thought to myself, ‘Mummy porn? I can imagine undead vampire sex but mummies…’ Then I of course realized that I was being an idiot and it was […]

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Niche shelves

I recently attended an international language education conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Most of my fellow attendees were people from somewhere else but living in Asia, but there were also people present who are living and working in Australia, Canada, or the US. (And while Britons living abroad were well-represented, those living in Britain were […]

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