Category Archives: writing

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

Happy 8th birthday to my blog!

Would you believe that on Sunday I was notified that my blog is 8 years old.  When I started I had no idea that I would still be writing almost a decade later.  I pretty much thought I’d be lucky … Continue reading

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My new book cover – Secret Gardens of the City of London

I thought today as I’m having a relatively easy day (I hope) to unveil the cover for my forthcoming Secret Gardens of the City of London. This is the Kindle formatted cover which ends up being very similar if not … Continue reading

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Book covers…. book titles

So I’ve been working on finishing my new book.  I’m on the 3rd sweep through it now and I feel like I know it off by heart.   I got the idea about a year ago based on my very successful … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 10 – Creatively Self-Isolating

One of the things I love is being creative.  I’ve always wanted to be more creative.  I’ve written books, penned magazine articles and had the odd television and radio appearance as a nominal ‘expert’ but ever since I creatively started … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth I – Linguistic genius?

There are many things we may associate with the great Queen Elizabeth I from her famed private life,  glorious victories at sea particularly over the Spanish Armada and that famous speech at Tilbury.  As she put it, she may have … Continue reading

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I’m going to write a new book!

This is a dangerous thing to say in public but I’m going to write a new book. It’s dangerous because I already have a 60% completed novel and a 20% completed non-fiction book on the go.  Sadly due to my … Continue reading

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Quotable Tennyson

Last week I posted on the birthday of Alfred, Lord Tennyson.  It is little known but this Poet Laureate is actually the ninth most quoted literary figure.   Whilst not in the same league as Shakespeare  or perhaps as entertaining … Continue reading

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John Donne – A forgotten poet and his discovered manuscript.

In the long and rich history of English literature, John Donne is almost forgotten about by many today but in his time he was pioneering.  Born into a Catholic family at a time when it was illegal to practice the … Continue reading

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Colette – Film Review

It has been a few weeks since I had been to the Pictures and when I got up last Wednesday, I hadn’t planned to be going again on that particular day.  Christmas is a bad time to see anything good … Continue reading

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For I Will Consider My Cat Jeoffry

The internet is always full of cat videos and cat memes and I thought I would try to raise the bar a little by bringing up the marvellous poem by Christopher Smart, a poet and mystic who led an eventful … Continue reading

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