Category Archives: Books

Waiting for the Waitress


The photo theme of Waiting is really appropriate in my case; I have kept everyone waiting for another post for over a week. This is unusual for me: I generally manage to fit some blogging in somewhere even when travelling. The thing … Continue reading

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Put in a Corner


WIth the Weekly Photo Challenge being Corner  this gives an opportunity to show the sort of corner I hope to be pushed into quite soon, when I do a launch of my new book It won’t be in that corner, … Continue reading

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New Front Matter for Tabika


While reformatting my earlier novels Tabika and Tabika Book Two for the forthcoming new editions, I had an impulse to set the tone of Book Two with a new rhyme.  I think it works quite well,  and Tabitha, lying on my desk … Continue reading

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Goodbye Wave


Two weeks ago, I abruptly abandoned my blog and blogging generally. This was not by design, but other activities on the go simply stopped allowing a spare moment. With the school holidays upon us, I had to spend some time … Continue reading

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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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