Monthly Archives: February 2011

Book Review: The Mysterious Lady Law

The Mysterious Lady Law, by Robert Appleton (website, twitter). In a time of grand airships and steam-powered cars, the death of a penniless young maid will hardly make the front page. But part-time airship waitress and music hall dancer Julia … Continue reading

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Almost done.

This draft of my novel is very close to completion. Only one more chapter! Then I’ll put it aside and work on some of the other ideas that have been floating around in my brain for the past few weeks. … Continue reading

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Music: My Lithium & Me (You Can’t Hide the Beat)

Thanks to a few friends on Twitter and Facebook, I listened to this fantastic EP at http://www.youcanthidebeat.com/ today. It’s billed as a Valentine to David Bowie, and contains cover songs of six Bowie tunes. 1. Criminal World 2. The Man … Continue reading

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Book review: The Darling Pirate (Belinda Dell)

The content of this book is highly suitable for the middle grades. That alone should date its contents (pubbed 1974 c. 1969/70). I hate to sound like one of those adult content warnings on the back of a rental DVD, … Continue reading

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