Interviews

Mrs Darcy Hallowe’en Special

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I thought it might be fun to do a Hallowe’en Special for Mrs Darcy this year, so here it is. I’d like to think this contains the first use of the word “pesky” in an Austen-related context. Any resemblance to persons (or indeed, airlines) living or dead is of course entirely coincidental. In other news, […]

Mrs Darcy

Talk Like Jane Austen Day

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What? You didn’t know? Dear me. Well in that case, here’s another bit of YouTuberance for you, courtesy of Ms SableCaught. If you’re quick, you might just manage to grab a free copy of Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens…

Interviews

The Write Lines

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Back in early September I spent a fascinating hour or so crammed into a tiny studio in a basement somewhere off Baker Street recording a programme for National Short Story Week, along with such short story luminaries as Emily Bullock, Stuart Evers and Linda Leatherbarrow. The interviewer was none other than Sue Cook, who expertly […]

Interviews

More Reviews of Mrs Darcy and Stuff

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One of the things they don’t tell you when you’re trying to get a book published (or – to be fair – it’s one of the things they do tell you but you blithely ignore) is how difficult it is to grab the world’s attention, even when your book has a decent-sized initial print run […]

Interviews

Interview: Jane Travers and #tweettreats

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It’s interview time again, folks, and today’s lucky victim is the lovely Jane Travers, who you may recall gave me a grilling about “Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens” a few weeks back. As it happens, she’s now on her own blog tour to promote a rather remarkable recipe book she’s put together called “Tweet Treats”. I’ll […]

Performances

Rare Meat

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So much going on lately I haven’t had time yet to put up a link to the story I had read for the Fear and Loathing event at Liars’ League a couple of weeks back. It’s been a while since I last had a piece read there (although not for want of trying – the […]

Events

Firestation Book Swap – The View From The Sofa

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The first thing to say is that unless you’ve been to one of these events, this post won’t make a lot of sense without reference to this one. So go and take a look at that and come back when you’ve finished. There may be a short test… …although on this occasion I’m going to […]

Competitions

The New Writer Prose and Poetry Prizes

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Well then. I’m inordinately chuffed to be able to announce that I’m going to be judging the short stories this year for The New Writer. The closing date is November 30th, so that gives you plenty of time to write something utterly brilliant for me. Now I guess you may be wondering what kind of […]