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The Accidental Audiobook

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hear Ye! I knew that the Shameless Plug was soon to come out as an audiobook. Well, it’s here, and, notwithstanding inasmuch as which, here. Narrated by the very splendid Martin Dew, it’s completely unabridged, and, … Continue reading

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Writing Spaces

At the beginning of his memoir Adolf Hitler: My Part In His Downfall, Spike Milligan wrote After Puckoon I swore I’d never write another book. This is it. I know, I know, I swore I wouldn’t, either. But the temptation … Continue reading

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Echinoids

Here is a small collection of fossils. I’m posting this to celebrate the recovery of the second one along on the bottom row, found by me earlier today on Cromer East Beach while Crox Minor and I were walking the … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings (And, Oh Yes, Buy My Books.)

The time is rapidly fast approaching when we indulge in the Michael BublĂ© Christmas Album Human Sacrifice, notwithstanding insmuch as which this might well be the last time I’ll post this year. So, while I’m here – and whether you … Continue reading

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All I Want For Christmas

It’s now awfully fashionable to compile lists of things to see or do before you die. These lists are called Bucket Lists, presumably for the colloquialism in which ‘kicking the bucket’ means ‘die’ (qv. ‘bought the farm’, ‘flensed the ferret’, … Continue reading

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Extrafunicular

If posting on this blog were not enough, I have also been writing things for other people, and other people have been writing things about me. The frequency of such extrafactual activity has been heightened by the propinquity of my … Continue reading

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It’s ….. HERE!

It takes years of work to become an overnight sensation. The story is now legend of how J. K. Rowling overcame years of failure and mountains of rejections to score a hit with Harry Potter and the Fissure of Sylvius. … Continue reading

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FeedMyReads

Without quite knowing how, I have become embroiled in a very busy writerly collective with a social media presence as busy as an invasion of killer termites. It’s called FeedMyReads and it’s about to launch what looks like the most … Continue reading

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Social

Authors differ in their attitudes to social media. Some keep well away. Others embrace it. I became switched on to the possibilities of social media after going to a panel at a conference at which Rebecca Skloot, author of the … Continue reading

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Arrival

When I got home from London late tonight, I found a gift-wrapped parcel, containing my first, advance copy of The Accidental Species, with a wonderful note from my editor at the University of Chicago Press. Here is the new arrival. … Continue reading

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