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April sunshine and chilly evenings…

Posted on Apr 21, 2017

Here in Italy we will be celebrating Liberation Day on 25th April which also happens to be my late parents’ 75th wedding anniversary. They got married in London one year before Italy was liberated in 1943. After a busy March we are having a short Easter break in Castelletto, Italy. Nightingales are singing outside our bedroom. I have seen a dead badger...

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March has been very busy…

Posted on Mar 28, 2017

We have had five events this March. On Wednesday 1st March I gave a talk to various years in the lovely library at St Helena’s School, Colchester as part of World Book Week. The girls and boys were very attentive and it was great to find so many young people interested in creative writing and in getting themselves published. Thanks to Luigi Callegari,...

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December…

Posted on Dec 12, 2016

Well, unbelievably, we have nearly reached the end of 2016 and I must admit I will be relieved when it’s over. It has been rather a roller-coaster year for me personally and for the world at large. The idea for Refugees and Peacekeepers – A Patrician Press Anthology was the consequence of a writing competition which was conceived exactly one...

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9th November – what a day!

Posted on Nov 9, 2016

9/11 or 11/9? How will subsequent generations record this terrible day? This year has been horrendous in many ways but at least on the publishing front we have some good news: our lovely Refugees and Peacekeepers anthology has been sent to the printer today. We are happy to report that as well as quotes by George Szirtes and the Bishop of Barking in the...

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First Site in December

Posted on Oct 25, 2016

Our Refugees and Peacekeepers anthology is nearing completion and will be proof-read next week. We are so happy with the result and very thankful to our contributors, including those short-listed from our writing competition earlier this year and existing Patrician Press authors. Special thanks go to Ian Shaw for his afterword, Wersha Bharadwa for her short...

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September is here already!

Posted on Sep 1, 2016

Apologies for the long silence. This year has been rather difficult for personal reasons, but the publishing process continues! First off, the launch of Darkling Park, the new YA fiction title will be held on Saturday 22nd October from 10:30 am – 12:00 noon at Streatham Cemetery, London SW17 0LT. As the story is set in a graveyard, it should be...

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