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#BookReview: Time by Calum Kerr

I’m no expert on the concept of time travel (I gave up physics after GCSE, and I only got a grade C in A-Level Maths.), but I admire anyone who can get their head around it the way Calum Kerr … Continue reading

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#BookReview: Threshold by David Hartley

All right, I confess: I knew I was going to love this flash-fiction collection before I even bought it. David Hartley is another one of those fantastic writers I’ve come across in my capacity as editor and publisher of 1000words … Continue reading

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#BookReview: Marrow by Simon Sylvester

Once in a while, I come across a book that is so right up my street it lets itself into my house, kicks off its shoes and curls up on my sofa, and this is one of those books. Marrow, … Continue reading

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#BookReview: Bottles and Pots by Jacqueline Pye

Bottles & Pots is a self-published collection of nineteen flash-fictions and short stories beautifully summed up by its subtitle: “dark tales of betrayal, mind games and murder”. Written by 1000words #flashcomp winner and eminently qualified psychologist Jacqueline Pye, these stories … Continue reading

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#BookReview: A Seeming Glass by The Random Writers

A Seeming Glass: A Collection of Reflected Tales, to give it its full title, is an anthology of fourteen short stories written by a group of ‘like-minded’ individuals and ‘writing buddies’ called The Random Writers. The hook on which these … Continue reading

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#BookReview: Looking Out of Broken Windows by Dan Powell

One of the things I love about being the editor of 1000words is that it puts me in the path of writers whose work I might not otherwise come across, writers like Dan Powell. Back in 2012, in the early … Continue reading

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#BookReview: The Book of Small Changes by Tim Stevenson

I first came across the writing of Tim Stevenson when his very short story, Alterations, was Highly Commended in the 2012 National Flash-Fiction Day Micro-Fiction Competition. In just 100 words, Tim managed to conjure a beautifully painful (and painfully beautiful) … Continue reading

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What I’ll Be Reading This Autumn

Part of the aim of my Summer Reading Challenge was to clear my To Be Read pile, which I did. This left me, of course, with nothing to read, so last week I set off in search of my next … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Challenge 2014: Complete

Back in July, which seems ages ago now, I set myself the challenge of reading six books over the six weeks of the school summer holiday. Distracted by a week in Dorset with my extended family, I got off to … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Challenge 2014: Update

Last month, I set myself the challenge of reading the last six books on my To Be Read pile by the end of the school holidays. I got off to a bit of a slow start as the hols are … Continue reading

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