Category Archives: Jotting

Just read: First Contract (a JJ Stoner short story) by Frank Westworth

It’s difficult to make crime pay (as a writer that is!). Even though it’s a big market, there’s plenty of competition. For a long time there have been two approaches to crime novels – write from the perspective of the … Continue reading

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Just read: Res Gestae Divi Augusti: Text, Translation, and Commentary by Alison E. Cooley

Res Gestae Divi Augusti (or RGDA) can be translated as “The Deeds of the Deified Augustus”.  It was written by the Roman Emperor Augustus at the end of his life, as an account of his achievements, to be displayed as … Continue reading

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Just read: Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett

I’ve been a fan of Terry Pratchett’s novels for as long as I care to remember. Just after Mort was published a colleague introduced me to The Colour of Magic in paperback and within a few days I had got … Continue reading

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Just read: Alexandria by Lindsey Davis

I must admit that I’m always happy when a new Falco novel hits the shelves.  I’ve been reading this series of books since the first one, The Silver Pigs, came out and have never been disappointed.  The main protagonist, Marcus Didius … Continue reading

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On reading

As well as writing, I spend as much time as I can reading (well, that is, when I’m not doing other things I enjoy like eating or having quality time with my family).  I frequently travel by train, which is … Continue reading

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