Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Dark

I’ve wanted to read John McGahern for a long time. Now that I have, I’ll be back for more. There is a sweet pleasure being a book shop and for a book to almost pull you in, unknownst to yourself. … Continue reading

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Broken Harbour

With all the heady reviews of BROKEN HARBOUR (Hachette Ireland) last year, I couldn’t wait to finish up my read at the time and get stuck into it. Unfortunately, I am a slow reader, a very slow reader. I also … Continue reading

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Emerging Writer Programme

I got a chance yesterday to listen to clips from the National Emerging Writer Programme on writing.ie. http://www.writing.ie/resources/the-national-emerging-writer-programme-overview/ It’s the brainchild of writing.ie and Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and features the advice and practical wisdom of writers Carlo Gébler, … Continue reading

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Back on track

My God, it’s five weeks and more since I last posted on my blog. That’s bad enough, but what’s worse is that it reflects how little work I’ve done on my novel. I did a small amount for my last … Continue reading

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