The Wednesday Rant – Women With Swords

And now – a new sort of post (for me): The Wednesday Rant, when once a fortnight I’ll be letting you know what really gets my goat. Hopefully, it will similarly get yours too, which means a mutual cathartic offloading/putting the world to rights. There is one rule though… if any of my bugbears are…

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The Books That Made Me

A short while ago I showed you my earliest writing. But what you didn’t see there were some of the books that inspired me during my childhood and adolescence. Back then I only owned a few of them: the majority were carried away, like treasure, from either my village library in Churchdown, or the main…

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Riding Wild Horses

Yesterday I had an email from the women’s writing magazine Mslexia. They were asking me to do a survey they’d set up to look at the link between creativity and mental health. I don’t normally bother with surveys, but this was a subject that interested me, and has done for some time. Back at university,…

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