Mrs Darcy

Mrs Darcy, Episode Four

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This is quite an important episode, in which we get some hints as to Wickham’s back story. We also meet his boss, Colonel Sutherland, and a delightful nurse whose name (for no good reason, frankly) spawns a sequence of increasingly convoluted puns.

Publications

The Greatest Disciple

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My story “The Greatest Disciple” has the honour of bringing the first year of “Fifty-Two Stitches” to a close. There have been some superb stories in “Fifty-Two Stitches” this year, and I would strongly recommend the anthology if you’re looking for something to spend that cheque from your favourite maiden aunt on; I’m sure she […]

Mrs Darcy

Mrs Darcy, Episode Three

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It may be Boxing Day and some of you out there may have sore heads, but the saga continues nonetheless. Today we meet old Mr Firth, described as “the local mentalist”. It is possible that this is an example of the more modern usage of the term, meaning “nutter”, rather than “one who can read […]

Stuff

Let the Festivities Begin

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At around this time of year, I feel an urge to write a post listing everything I’ve done this year and setting goals for the next one. In fact, around this time last year I did indeed write such a post – then I took one look and deleted it. As it happens, I have […]

Mrs Darcy

Mrs Darcy, Episode Two

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… in which we catch up with what’s been happening with the Bingleys, is now published. I have a feeling that this is not going to end well. It did strike me after I put this episode on the schedule that readers outside the UK might not get the references. So here are a couple […]

Publications

The Miracle at Hightop Farm

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A few weeks back, I noticed that one of the guys I follow on Twitter was tweeting about a project to do with the twelve days of Christmas, so I followed the #12days hashtag around (as you do) and tracked down the guy who was organising it, Jim Wisneski. At the time, he had already […]

Mrs Darcy

Mrs Darcy, Episode One

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And so the saga continues. This episode is a cosy, domestic scene between the Darcys, setting up an important future plot line. There are, however, no aliens in it. Sorry. Amazingly, this rather professional-looking blog has already picked up on Mrs Darcy! And I’m so pleased that the commenter likes Dave’s picture. It really is […]

Competitions

NYC Midnight “Tweet Me a Story” Contest

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Last night I heard that all three of my entries to this contest had been selected in the top 25 for their group. What happens next is that one out of these is chosen by popular vote to go through to the next round (which appears to start at 2AM in the morning, UK time, […]

Mrs Darcy

Mrs Darcy vs The Aliens

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Well, then. It’s Jane Austen’s birthday today, which is as good a time as any to launch a new project that owes a considerable amount to her work. Well, it owes a small amount to her work, anyway. Now I can see the sceptics amongst you muttering to yourselves that he last thing the world […]

Other people

The Celery and the Ivy

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Toby Frost has done it again! A year on from last year’s splendidly festive Space Captain Smith Christmas special, “When Slay Bells Ring”, he’s just brought out “The Celery and the Ivy”. Here’s the blurb: Toby Frost has put aside his iMelodiatron to decree: By popular demand it has been declared that the universe of […]