Category Archives: writing

Posts predominantly related to writing and specifically the books of author Stephen Liddell

Farewell 2017, hello 2018!

Well this is my final blog post for the year.  It’s been a busy old year with over 116,000 readers at the time of writing so thank-you everyone for giving me reasons to carry on blogging and sharing my questionable … Continue reading

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Christmas Book and Ebook ideas!

Dear readers, Christmas is almost upon us and I hope you’ll permit me to entice you (did someone say flog you??? the cheek of some people!!) with a choice selection from my growing list of books. There is something for … Continue reading

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Dr Samuel Johnson, his dictionary and quotes

It is 308 years since the birth of Samuel Johnson, who wrote the English language’s most comprehensive dictionary in the 1750s.  So this seems as good a time as any to express my utmost contrafibularities (see below) to the man … Continue reading

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They Called It Passchendaele​

For the last three years or so, I have been post occasional extracts from my WW1 concise history book Lest We Forget, published by Endeavour Press of London. July 31st marks the centennial of yet another of the landmark actions … Continue reading

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Two choicest Idioms – Butter Up & As Mad As A Hatter

A few weeks ago my new book, Straight From The Horse’s Mouth was released in Paperback and Kindle formats and I have been waiting for it to work its way through onto Apple iBooks.   As it is now live, … Continue reading

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My New Book – Straight from the Horse’s Mouth : 100 Idioms, their Meanings and Origins

Today is one of those wonderful days that can be the highlight of my creative year, the launch day of my latest book.  I’ve always enjoyed words and sayings, some of them archaic that seemingly make no sense to us … Continue reading

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Ragnarok 2017 Convention and Book Signing

I’m thrilled to announce that I have been invited to have a table at Ragnarok 2017 at the Well End Activity Centre, Well End, Borehamwood which is just outside London and off the A1M.   Ragnarok runs 9am-6pm next weekend, Saturday … Continue reading

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