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    #AmWriting
    by SJV
    2018/03/02  |  Features  |  

    Thank you to everyone who submitted their #DigitalOriginals #OneDay #amwriting project! Emma Capron and I will be working our way through them all asap and will be in touch with all those we’re interested in soonest. For the fifth year running we are throwing away, ripping up and laughing in the …

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    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2018/02/27  |  Features  |  

    This week on #BookClub, we’re featuring a couple of  wonderful reviews for the brand new Santa Montefiore novel – The Temptation of Gracie. First up, courtsey of Rebecca who blogs at The Book Whisperer.  “Let me start by saying that I am such a huge fan of Santa Montefiore’s books. I …

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    You Me Everything…
    by Catherine Isaac
    2018/02/26  |  Features  |  

    You might assume that, if a writer comes up with a brilliant idea for a novel and executes it masterfully, the result will be a guaranteed best-seller. But one of the things I’ve learnt in years since becoming an author is that a great book is merely the minimum requirement …

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    When you say nothing at all….
    by SJV
    2018/02/26  |  Features  |  

    So, here I am, slightly later than my usual #commute, sat waiting for the train to depart at Ealing Broadway at 6.17am, staring at a new notes file on my iPhone desperately trying to conjure up a few hundred words to amuse, inform and entertain…and coming up with sweet Fanny …

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    Looking for the good in every single day…
    by SJV
    2018/02/19  |  Features  |  

    I don’t keep a diary.  Or a journal, or a goal book, or a ‘My Story’ planner, or an affirmation-dreams-daily thoughts-inspiration-gratitude-mindfulness organiser. I keep an appointment schedule in my old skool Filofax, but I know that’s not the same thing, not one little bit, but last week after having an …

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    Notes From The Cotswolds – Bibliotherapy
    by Penny Parkes
    2018/02/16  |  Features  |  

    The last few months at Parkes Towers have been somewhat tricky. And whilst mastering the supremely English art of the Understatement has taken me so far, there comes a point when other skills must be called into play. Add in the dark, dismal skies and the seemingly endless rain and …

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    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2018/02/16  |  Features  |  

    This week on #BookClub, we’re featuring a few early quotes that have come in for the brand new novel publishing on 19th April by Juliet Ashton, the wonderful #SundayLunchClub! The first rule of Sunday Lunch Club is … don’t make any afternoon plans.   Every few Sundays, Anna and her extended family and …

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    Show some love…for those you love…..
    by SJV
    2018/02/12  |  Features  |  

    In 1982 I won a prize at school for a project on (Police). I have absolutely no recollection as to what the project actually consisted of, but I do remember that a friend of my Dad arranged, without any thought at all for the health and safety implications, for me …

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    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2018/02/06  |  Features  |  

    This week on #BookClub, we’re featuring a few early quotes that have come in for the brand new novel publishing in hardback and eBook  on 5th April by Louise Candlish – #OurHouse! On a bright morning in the London suburbs, a family moves into the house they’ve just bought on …

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    You Do You…
    by SJV
    2018/02/05  |  Features  |  

    I’m writing this, my latest column, on Monday morning on the way to work, as I have done for the past six weeks. The difference between those previous weeks’ columns and this one is that I have literally no idea what, why, how I’m going to conjure up a bunch …