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    A Guide To The Pubs Of Britain #1: Hagen & Hyde

    by  • June 19, 2017 • Places, Pubs • 2 Comments

    In the introduction to this irregular series, I wrote about the importance of pubs for creatives as conducive environments for thinking and dreaming, disconnected from the real world.  And so I thought it only right that I begin this meandering tour of Britain’s finest pubs for writers and artists on my doorstep, at Hagen...

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    Pendragon Proofs Now In

    by  • May 18, 2017 • Book News, Publishing, reviews, Writing • 0 Comments

    The road to publication follows familiar landmarks – finishing the first draft, the various edits, through the delivery of the first box of books to publication day and the subsequent round of publicity and signings.  One of the key moments is the arrival of the uncorrected proofs – softbound copies of the novel, usually...

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    Trump: What Now?

    by  • November 13, 2016 • Politics, Symbols and Archetypes • 0 Comments

    Sometimes you don’t need words. The expression on the face of President-elect Donald Trump – an entertainer who was only ever interested in being watched and adored – says volumes.  This is a man who has just had his first presidential briefing.  He’s heard about the bio-terrorism weapons about to be unleashed, the dirty...

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    Trump And Putin And The UK Right: The World Turned On Its Head

    by  • November 5, 2016 • Politics • 0 Comments

    “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever.  We begin bombing in five minutes.” US President Ronald Reagan’s radio sound check joke in 1984 perfectly caught the mood of America-Russia relations throughout most of the twentieth century.  For Conservatives particularly, the Soviet Union was...

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