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TOUCHSTONE TUESDAY: The Shepherd’s Crook

Welcome again to ‘Touchstone Tuesday’. When I started writing this series, I thought it was a useful way of focusing on task: to blog consistently. All advice manuals tell you that regularity is the key. Yet in sitting down and … Continue reading

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TOUCHSTONE TUESDAY No. 2: The Shell

In which the author rambles on about the objects – touchstones  – that surround him in his writing hut. Of the many touchstones I will write about on TOUCHSTONE TUESDAYS this one would definitely make Top Five in ‘Things I … Continue reading

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TOUCHSTONE TUESDAYS No. 1: A writer finds inspiration in objects

Hello, my long-suffering followers. And welcome any lured by my tags. The newcomers will learn from those who’ve suffered – I am an inconsistent blogger. I have promised to be better, to post at least once a week. I’ve barely … Continue reading

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Sweet Smoke: My love affair with hookahs

A good friend, my travelling ‘brother’ Allan Eastman – film and TV director, bon vivant, gourmet, ancient history obsessive, philosopher – sent me this picture taken yesterday in one of our favourite places in the world: a narghile emporium in … Continue reading

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Talking Shakespeare’s Rebel, Hamlet and plaguey serial killers: A radio interview with C. C. Humphreys

This is fun! I did a radio interview with Peter Darbyshire, the Book Blogger at the Province newspaper in Vancouver. Talked about my play, the novels, research, swordfighting – I even declaim a little of my favourite Shakespeare. So if … Continue reading

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