Monthly Archives: June 2012

Signing Off, With Poetry

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Oh, the difference a comma makes! If it wasn’t for that little squiggle you might have thought I was saying goodbye to poetry for ever (which leads me to lead you to Emma Darwin’s excellent blog on the subject here.) …

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A Poet in Parliament: Libel Reform

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When I was recently in Cambodia, for the first time in my life I was afraid to write something on my blog. I wanted to tell everyone about the dislocation of hundreds of families from their sites along the Siem …

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Carrying the Torch

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Last week, I wrote about going off to see the Olympic Park here. But I have now been authorised to divulge the real reason why the Guineys are excited about the Olympics. Let’s hear it for my husband, Don!

Olympic Fever Grips Hub*

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We Londoners have very mixed feelings about these Olympics. Sure, it’s a once in a lifetime chance to go to an Olympic event — if you can get a ticket, and if you can afford it once you’ve gotten it. …

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Now That You’re Published… or The Neurotic Writer Strikes Again

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I love Daunt Books. I love the “olde world” wood shelves. I love the way it sets out to present the entire globe between book covers. But I especially love it because it continues to stock my novel, A Clash …

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Roast Books: Interactions

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Roast Books has released an unusual and beautiful collection of short stories called Interactions. This is a one off, illustrated collection which celebrates the wide array of stories which have been used by the health charity, InterAct Reading Service. I …

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Poetry Olympics

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The Olympics…so much has been said about it. So much more will undoubtedly be said. But the Poetry Olympics is something special and will be happening at the South Bank, London on Thursday night. I hope to be there, and …

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Backing the Right Horse = A Gift For You!

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CurvingRoad   TheatreDelicatessen Six years ago, I founded a theatre production company dedicated to giving new theatre artists their first piece of luck. That company was called CurvingRoad. Over the next six years we went on to produce plays both in …

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The US and Her Queen

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I have just come back from ten days in the States where I was born, bred, educated and moulded into the proto-version of what I am today. Tomorrow starts the four day Jubilee weekend back here in Britain in what …

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