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Best British Short Stories 2016

I’m thrilled to report that my short story ‘1977’, from The Weather in Kansas (Red Squirrel Press, 2015), has been included in Best British Short Stories 2016 edited by Nicholas Royle (Salt, 2016).

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The Testament of Cresseid: Classics Club notes (book 31)

A long, long time ago I read both Chaucer’s narrative poem and Shakespeare’s play of Troilus and Cressida and now I remember very little of either; but my remaining impression is that they were ambiguous about Cressida’s betrayal of Troilus, portraying it as a … Continue reading

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Classics Club: appendix

Isn’t it always the way; you come up with a reading list of 50-odd books, and then almost immediately someone posts a review of another book that makes you instantly want to read it. So, here I will be adding … Continue reading

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Classics Club

I recently came across the Classics Club via twitter. It was set up in 2012 to encourage “more people posting about classics literature in the blogosphere.” Classics are here loosely defined as books that are at least 25 years old; readers make … Continue reading

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