Category Archives: cyclone

Once upon a time and a very good time it was

Over at Eratosphere, Tim Love has kicked off a fascinating discussion on child narrators in adult fiction. As part of his thoughtful and stimulating introduction, he’s quoted from interviews conducted during the Cyclone tours that Elizabeth Baines and I completed … Continue reading

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A sudden calm

Well, there were moments I thought I might never make it, moments in which the idea of draggging my weary wine-addled braincells across seemingly endless virtual tundra towards the temporary succour of one more virtual oasis (if that isn’t too … Continue reading

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Dropping in at Edge Hill

The penultimate leg of my Something Rich and Strange tour can be found at Rob Spence’s blog, Topsyturvydom. Rob, for those of you who don’t know, is a proud Mancunian, a lecturer in English literature at Edge Hill University and, with Ailsa … Continue reading

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Tease

I’m looking forward to something occasional tomorrow. (Well, later today.)

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Scones and tales

My seventh visit on the Something Rich and Strange tour and this time I’m in Devon, enjoying a cuppa and a couple of home-made scones with Dovegreyreader as we talk about The Scent of Cinnamon. She asks me some great … Continue reading

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Think Pink

I’ve just found out that Think Pink Radio of Chicago noticed my Cyclone visit to Jockohomo. Think Pink is “is dedicated to promoting queers that do things on their own–people who love this world and want to be themselves in … Continue reading

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Last blast before Christmas

John Self has done my Something Rich and Strange virtual book tour proud on his Asylum blog, where I rub shoulders with some of my favourite writers, such as James Kelman and, barely a spit away, Penelope Fitzgerald. It’s thrilling … Continue reading

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Nel mezzo del cammin

Five down, five to go. The latest leg of my Something Rich and Strange tour is posted today on Vanessa Gebbie’s News. I’ve been a fan of Vanessa’s work for as long as I’ve been blogging (and here’s the proof), well … Continue reading

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Richer and stranger…

Don’t miss the third leg of my Something Rich and Strange virtual book tour, at Scott Pack’s essential blog, Me and My Big Mouth. I’m answering questions on order, sequence and, well, order again, which makes it sound a lot drier … Continue reading

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Scent of Cinnamon: Review

Sorry if I’m being a little bit of a Johnny One-Note at the moment, but I just wanted to point you in the direction of a review of The Scent of Cinamon by Scott Pack. You can find it here. … Continue reading

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