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Memoirs vs Fiction

I never thought I would be one of those novelists who wrote a memoir.  Here are some of the reasons why: Making up stuff is much more freeing and fun Fiction is satisfyingly infused with the private experience of an author, but without the tie of being dictated or dominated by it Fiction allows an author to keep her inner life private and safe Who would be interested anyway? But then my mother…

Thursday 5th April, 2018 | undefined min read

BOOK LAUNCH

On November 1st my new book, For the Love of a Dog, will be officially launched into the world. I shall have a party, open some fizz, say a few words. Milestones must me marked or they slip through our fingers like time. I like the word 'launch'. It is used to describe the promotion of anything these days, but for me it always summons the image of a ship, heaving into the sea after the pop and…

Monday 6th August, 2018 | undefined min read

For the Love of a Dog

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING FOR THE LOVE OF A DOG Every life has its peaks and troughs, but I have always been an optimist. Ms Look-On-The-Bright-Side. Ms Tomorrow-Is-Another-Day. Even when my marriage imploded after a quarter of a century, I managed to count my blessings, which were many – two wonderful sons, loyal friends, good health, a strong career, lots of hobbies – and ploughed on. I threw myself…

Wednesday 18th July, 2018 | undefined min read