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The book is written, the proofs have been corrected, the date is set. Yes, The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution will be out in October, and you can, if you wish, pre-order it. But first, I have to do … Continue reading

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Accidental Error Effect

It’s been a funny ole year, 2012, during whose 365 days, or, as it may be, 366, I have spent much of the time acting as a test subject for psychoactive drugs. The citalopram that had kept the demons away … Continue reading

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Writings

It’s just occurred to me that I have the manuscripts of three different books at three different publishers, in three different genres, at once, all together, simultaneously, and at the same time. This has never happened before. The Beowulf Effect: … Continue reading

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Sigillary

Between Christmas 2005 and Easter 2006, I wrote a novel called The Sigil. I’d been a professional writer and editor for a while, having published a few books and innumerable articles – but I felt that I couldn’t really call … Continue reading

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Crabs

Last weekend the environs of North Norfolk were infested by played host to the Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival. Cromer’s turn was Saturday, but I missed it as I was too busy in my shed listening to tapes … Continue reading

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Patterns

Being another excerpt from my gestating tome The Beowulf Effect, written today between Liverpool Street and Colchester, after which I played several rounds of Angry Birds. We human beings have at least two remarkable abilities. One of them is pattern … Continue reading

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Animals

You’ll both know by now that we’re very fond of animals here at the Maison des Girrafes. At the moment we have two dogs, four cats, a rabbit, thirteen hens, two snakes, five freshwater tropical fish and an axolotl.¬†We’ve previously … Continue reading

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Excerpt

I have been deluged by a request from a Dr J. G. of Sussex to see some of the draft of my ongoing book, The Beowulf Effect: Fossils, Evolution and the Human Condition. I’m now well over 30,000 words in … Continue reading

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Misquotation

As both of you will know by now, my next book, which I’m writing now, will be called The Beowulf Effect: Fossils, Evolution and the Human Condition. In it, I revisit some of the themes I first explored in my … Continue reading

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