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Thomas Harrison – Executed whilst cheerful!

Whilst walking around the City of London earlier this week, I came across a sign that I had seen several times before.  It had always made me smile, perhaps a little perversely given the circumstances but also as I admired … Continue reading

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Funny 1-star reviews are humorous but are seriously not funny!

The last week or two, I have received two 1-star reviews on Amazon, which to say the least is a bit disheartening.  Everyone is entitled to their opinion I don’t deny that…. unless their wrong, ignorant, jealous or vindictive of … Continue reading

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Khutulun – The Mongolian Wrestling Princess

The name of Khutulun might not mean much to people today in the Western world but in an age when there is still much debate about the equality of sexes, gender roles and stereotypes, we really all should be a … Continue reading

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Top Tips For Writing Fiction By Top Authors Part 1

For a change of pace as we enter Christmas week, I thought I would post the first of two pieces on tips for writing fiction by numerous top selling authors.  You don’t have to be a writer to enjoy them, … Continue reading

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My First Ever Booksigning!

Last Thursday was a big day in the life of me, I had my first ever book signing.  It took place from 10am-4pm at Reason Coffee Shop and Bookstore in Watford High Street which is just 5 miles from where … Continue reading

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The Enfield Poltergeist

It’s Halloween time again and this year I’d like to tell you about one of the best documented and most irrefutable cases of otherworldly spookiness that shook London in the 1970’s and quickly came to be known as The Enfield … Continue reading

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Interview with Stephen Liddell – Creator of 101 Most Horrible Tortures in History

Originally posted on Jo Robinson:
Just in time for Halloween, I’ve got a bit of historical true to life gore to share with all of you lovely innocents, and a lovely suggestion for a fascinating read. I recently designed three…

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