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    The podcast puzzle of Our House
    by Louise Candlish
    2018/03/19  |  Features  |  

    Welcome to ‘The Victim’, the acclaimed crime podcast and winner of a National Documentary Podcast Listeners’ Award… In Our House, one of the two narrators, Fi Lawson, tells her story in the form of a crime podcast interview. The podcast is called ‘The Victim’ and she has been an avid …

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    Finding the Stillness…
    by SJV
    2018/03/15  |  Features  |  

    Whichever plane, train or automobile I take, my commute to work will always have a half hour slot in ‘one place’. In the morning, thanks to the ungodly hour, that slot is (luckily) normally spent sitting down and normally involves catching up on emails, twitter or reading. It’s one of …

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    Box of Treasures
    by SJV
    2018/03/09  |  Features  |  

    Last week I was very lucky to be invited to a special preview screening of the ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ movie, which is out on general release on 20th April. Based on the 2009 international bestseller (it’s sold over 5 million copies worldwide) by Mary Ann …

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    The RoNAs 2018….
    by Dani Atkins
    2018/03/09  |  Features  |  

    There are some people who seem to be lucky at winning things. They buy the right scratch card and win a tenner; they bag the top prize in the raffle; or correctly guess the weight of the cake at the village fête. I’m not one of those people. I’ve scored …

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    Sunday Lunch chit-chat
    by Juliet Ashton
    2018/03/06  |  Features  |  

    Writing a novel about Sunday Lunch concentrated my thoughts on this most British of traditions. Growing up in the UK you take for granted that roast full stop to the week, even if months go by without actually having one. I started to make notes at my own Sunday Lunch …

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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 have now worked our way through them all, and have made initial contact with all those authors who’s work we enjoyed the most. For the fifth year running we are throwing away, ripping up and laughing …

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    #bookclub Feature – The Temptation of Gracie
    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 …

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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 …