Nine Plus One Is Ten

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Reading Time: < 1 minute I’m writing along, Singing this song, All night long. Number two, Tie up your shoe, Laces, We’re going places, With a puppet’s string, Just the thing. Three, four, Close the door, The puppet might escape, Sellotape, His box, And don’t forget your socks. Five, six, A box of tricks, At sixes and sevens, Up in […]

Why A Writer Should Be Locked Up

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Reading Time: 3 minutes As a writer, you’ve got no excuse not to write – unless you have four toddlers crawling around your living room, creating havoc. I suppose that I can be forgiven for not writing because it really is a hobby. I’m spending most of my time cancelling appointments and worrying about the rest of humanity. But […]

Love At First Read – Françoise Sagan: “Bonjour Tristesse” (“Hello Sadness”)

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Reading Time: 4 minutes When French author, Françoise Sagan, died in September 2004, she left behind more than one million dollars in debts and a little gem entitled “Bonjour Tristesse” (“Hello Sadness”). In his memorial statement, the then French President Jacques Chirac said of Sagan: “With her death, France loses one of its most brilliant and sensitive writers – […]