Category Archives: the scent of cinnamon

Coffee and Cronenberg

Just over six months ago, I wrote a rather snippy post about the way quality newspapers were as entranced by celebrity as their tabloid counterparts. The post was occasioned by a couple of reviews of first novels written by people … Continue reading

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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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Warped!

A very interesting review of The Scent of Cinnamon, by literary blogger and novelist, the Gay Recluse (aka Matthew Gallaway), compares me with Keith Banner, a favourite of mine as regular readers of this blog will know, but someone whose work … Continue reading

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21

I’d like to welcome a new online literary journal, entitled 21. Produced by Edge Hill University, it describes itself as : “a peer-reviewed, online critical journal exploring contemporary and innovative fiction. We are interested in cutting edge fiction from the … Continue reading

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Today Scott Pack’s top 10, tomorrow the world

After reviewing Little Monsters earlier this year and hosting my Something Rich and Strange virtual book tour a few weeks ago, Scott Pack has included The Scent of Cinnamon on his list of top ten books in 2008. You’re a … Continue reading

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French Lesson

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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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Remember: no Salt, no flavour

Dithering about what to buy people for Christmas? I know times are hard, but, let’s face it, what are friends and family worth? Something between a fiver and £14.99, with a 33% discount? I guessed as much. So all you … Continue reading

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