Category Archives: the scent of cinnamon

Will this pleasure never end?

If any of you are lucky, or clever, enough to be able to read Arabic you can now enjoy The Scent of Cinnamon in translation, in the Albawtaqa Review. For more information, click here.

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Soft-selling Scent of Cinnamon

I suppose it’s just possible that one or two of you out there might not already own a copy of The Scent of Cinnamon and Other Stories. It’s all right, I don’t want to know your names. All I want … Continue reading

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The Fiction Desk interview

A couple of weeks ago I met up with Rob, the man behind one of the most interesting and wide-ranging literary blogs around, The Fiction Desk. We had an excellent lunch and talked about, among other things, writing, publishing strategies, … Continue reading

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Cracking collection

I just want to direct your attention to a great new reader’s review of The Scent of Cinnamon on Amazon UK. It’s by Brummie Reader, and it’s a beauty! Now it’s your turn. Pester, pester, pester.

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The poetry of the world

A great new review for The Scent of Cinnamon, from the Law Society Journal of Australia. You can read it here. Or, if the link doesn’t work and you have a magnifying glass to hand, here: Alternatively, you can click … Continue reading

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Don’t blink or you’ll miss it, but The Scent of Cinnamon has made the Amazon top 100 short story list. OK, I’m 93rd, but I’m in very good company, rubbing shoulders with Somerset Maugham, Alice Munro, Henry James et al. … Continue reading

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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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Isak Dinesen? Yes!

Moira Crone has just reviewed The Scent of Cinnamon at The Short Review, an essential site for anyone who cares about short, or long, fiction. It’s a great review and I’m thrilled, above all because I feel not only that I’ve … Continue reading

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