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Twisted Winter

My short story Losers will appear in the anthology Twisted Winter edited by Catherine Butler.

A Bracelet Of Bright Hair

I'm very excited about my new book on reading poetry, A Bracelet of Bright Hair. Click the link to find out more about it, and read the introduction.

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Christina Rossetti

Virago have reissued my biography of Christina Rossetti. Available from Amazon and on the Kindle store.

The Latest From My Blog: Life, Writing and the Unwelcome Guest

11 Apr 2014

The Girls of Troy

I bought this little owl in Nauplion in Greece a few years ago, and ever since then, she’s been sitting on my windowsill, watching me as I write. We were then on our way to Mycenae, where I stood under the Lion Gate and thought about Agamemnon and Troy. The Iliad is the strangest of epics […]

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1 Apr 2014

History again.

  Let me introduce you to a piece of artwork by Frances Thomas aged twelve-and-three-quarters.  As you can see there is a lot going on in this picture, and I can assure you that all the detail is accurate. I was obsessive about detail, and still am to a certain extent. I can’t move on […]

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28 Mar 2014

Past or Future?

 As I hinted before, one of the reasons I’ve started this blog is that I’m intending to self-publish a trilogy of books set in ancient Greece with a mythological twist. I’ve had the usual reasons which, alas, many writers are familiar with these days from  publishers who don’t want to take them – but one […]

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