Category Archives: You Saw It Here Last: Books

Ruby Wax … and Mindfulness?

Sane New World – Anyone? What do we say when asked what we’d wish ourselves or our loved ones? “A happy life” or  “I just want them to be happy” is the usual answer. Okay, aside from the lottery wins and … Continue reading

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Learning Curves

Reading, Writing And Breaking Free of Genre It Started With A Book: The Villages by Dave Hutchinson Reading So, Dave’s kicked off a Big Thing for me, here. No, not chained me up! This is a metaphorical picture. Originally, I … Continue reading

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Fifty Tangents

I find this whole Fifty Shades of Grey thing very funny. It apparently began life as a Twilight fanfic piece. I’m not a particularly jealous author. Well, no more than any other. (I’m writing something quite different and, I hope, … Continue reading

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Review: The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen

Religious people talk to God and some say it’s a sign of madness when God talks back (see When God Talks Back: Madness or Mysticism by Tasha E. Mansfield). Judith and her father have no doubt spent the ten years … Continue reading

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Driven by Grief, Guilt… and Love – ‘Sister’ by Rosamund Lupton

Jeffrey Deaver’s words were splashed over the front cover, declaring Sister to exist “in that rare place where crime fiction and literature coincide”, which made it a tempting enough choice for me. The book begins “Dearest Tess” and tells us of … Continue reading

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A Compelling Literary Mystery

My Memories of a Future Life by Roz Morris Last to read again, there are reasons I’ve reviewed this book when my only other review on this new blog of mine was for the same author.  That is because I … Continue reading

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Nail Your Novel by Roz Morris – The Creative Midwife

This book is neither good nor bad; it’s invaluable! Roz Morris is the Creative Midwife. For me, this baby was in there, becoming more and more overdue. Fourteen years overdue. The thoughts were creating a dense cloud in my head that … Continue reading

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