Book Review – Cassandra Parkin, Lily’s House

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One of the joys of being on the organising team for the Penzance Litfest is the opportunity it gives me to delve into books that might otherwise have passed me by. I have just finished Cassandra Parkin’s novel Lily’s House. … Continued

The Road to Madaba

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    I have been thinking about my recent post, Once More on the Road to Cairo, and about my dad – an amazing man who I still miss very much – and about my research trip to Jordan, pre-9/11, … Continued

Once More on the Road to Cairo – Teresa Benison

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At a recent Writers’ Cafe session on using old photographs as inspiration for writing, my search for material led me to some of my Dad’s photos from his time in North Africa during WWII; a few days later I came across … Continued

Pitching Jonah….

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Pitching is not something that comes easily to me – and I rather suspect I’m not alone… It’s been a while since I’ve blogged on my own behalf rather than Writers’ Cafe, but today I want to say a little … Continued

Crimes, chases, and a whole lorra laughs – Author Derek Thompson talks to Penzance Writers’ Cafe

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February’s guest at Writers’ Café was Derek Thompson (not to be confused with local MP Derek Thomas, especially as they are at oppsoite ends of the political spectrum!). “Our Derek”, as we should perhaps refer to him henceforth, is the … Continued