Archive | January, 2015

This review rocked my boat

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Zappa’s Mam’s a Slapper has had some nice reviews, but I particularly liked this one on from Mr JJ Drabble, because he understood what I was doing and why I was doing it that way and you don’t always …

A superlative read

Behind Closed DoorsReading Behind Closed Doors I found myself thinking, “I hate you, Jill Marsh”. That is probably the greatest compliment one writer can pay another.

Behind Closed Doors is a Beatrice Stubbs novel by JJ Marsh. Beatrice, a Scotland yard detective …

A writer to watch

The Art of the Imperfect

In 1985 I read Every Day is Mother’s Day, a first novel by the unknown author Hilary Mantel, and I knew I wanted to read more by her. A year later I read Vacant Possession and I was hooked. …