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MY BOOKS by a writer who was read bedtime stories about the Napoleonic Wars and who would only save a book from burning if convinced it was truly the last copy. First lines, first books, first literary loves….and more

Lizzie/Elizabeth Enfield  is a writer and journalist, copious tea drinker and endless worrier. Her latest novel Ivy and Abe is a love story told over a lifetime and a series … Continue reading

September 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

MY BOOKS by an award-winning film-maker: from fantasy and dodos to out-of-fashion spy novels First lines, first books, first literary loves….and more

BY EDWARD MILNER, an award-winning documentary film-maker and author of Trees of Britain and Ireland published by the Natural History Museum. Edward has just completed his first novel which he … Continue reading

August 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

WHAT IS A SHORT STORY? Writing Article Number 2 from the Archive

Someone asked me recently to define a short story. I could understand her difficulty because it’s much easier to say what’s it’s not. It’s not an idea that could have … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · 8 Comments