Love, Death and Dire Consequenses – a personal look at the oral tradition

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Music, Myth and Song….     There’s always a lot of love, death and dire consequences buzzing round Penzance Folk Club (held once a fortnight at the Admiral Benbow on Chapel Street). I should know, since I’m one of the … 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

Call the Midwife – How Looking for Jonah was born

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  Looking for Jonah is a novel that exploded onto the page.   Steeped as I am in the oral tradition everything I know about folk tale and folk song poured out as I began that first draft – the … Continued