Category Archives: Books

A Taxing Period


I dashed Wordle 308 off somewhat, for which — as well as my recent absence — I have a good cover story. I have re-re-revised my Darx Circle cover for final printing, and am also in the throes of designing new … Continue reading

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Another independent bookshop comes to The End —


— and the cups will run dry. In 2009, a young girl named Kerry returned to Amanzimtoti from Cape Town, where she had first been employed, filled with experiences of boutique bookshops found in that area and determined to start one … Continue reading

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Just to say Rabbits …


Another month, and chunk out of the new year. Time I again concentrated on my fantasy and stuff, so instead of finding bunnies on the web or from my photo archives to say ‘Rabbits!’ wif, here again are the inimitable Scampetty … Continue reading

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Really Awfully Good Past Christmas Presents with Futures  


My meerkat I have mentioned — Gift from UK family — More, quite as well-intentioned, Show how well they do know me!  A quadcopter for flying For as long as charge will last; To master it I’m trying, And am … Continue reading

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As Re Quest-ed


The theme of Quest for the current photo challenge strikes a particular chord with me, and is write up my street! I have regarded each composition I started writing as a quest adventure for myself and the listener, and each novel was not … Continue reading

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A Cat Flap and a Flap About a Cat


I was enormously chuffed to be tagged on Facebook by my most faithful fan, now a grown young lady, who has bought (or had bought for her) all my books, and has always said lovely things about them.  She reposted … Continue reading

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Silent Death, and Vain About Really Awful Limerick


  Transported into the Past During the Book Fair ending yesterday a talk was given about early transport in Durban, including a display of amazing miniature trolleybuses.   It was related that they were nicknamed ‘Silent Death’ because of their relative silence … Continue reading

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