Just amusing myself by reading this set of short stories. Imagine dropping in at Cold Comfort Farm on Stir Up Sunday to find these items included in the 'pudden for luck' by Adam ( an old man and the sort of resident cook). a small coffin nail a menthol cone three bad sixpences a doll's … Continue reading Favourite seasonal scenes from books No 2, Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
There's so many to choose from, it's hard to start. The first one which sprang to mind was the hilarious sequence of scenes from David Nicholl's 'Starter for Ten' when hapless Brian goes to visit his crush and fellow student, Alice for New Year in the country. It all starts well enough. ' As the … Continue reading Favourite seasonal scenes from books No 1
via 'Christmas at The Contraband Cafe', a guest interview with co-author Liberty Bell.
This book is FREE today! Treat yourself!
Libby and I have been friends since childhood and wrote this novella together in about three months. We had a lot of fun writing it. The book is FREE on amazon today and a few more days will be chosen for it to be given away too, just to get you all in the Christmas Spirit. This interview was carried out at the recent My Cup of Tea Press Christmas party, thanks guys for a fun evening!
SB – ‘So Libby Contraband Cafe is your first joint writing project, how did it come about?’
LB -‘ It was after we both visited Robin’s Hood Bay, in North Yorkshire one summer. I don’t know what is is about the place, it’s just so inspiring, steeped in history, really quaint and evocative, it just seemed to inspire the story which we cooked up together in one of the cafes there. So Rum…
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Obviously it's matter of taste but for what it's worth these are mine: 1 Writing maps ( devised Shaun Levin) I love these fold out , little gems crammed packed with writing prompts, they are a thing of beauty in themselves! They are so cleverly designed ( not sure how, but the paper is durable, … Continue reading Top Three Great Christmas Presents for Writers.
Libby and I have been friends since childhood and wrote this novella together in about three months. We had a lot of fun writing it. The book is FREE on amazon today and a few more days will be chosen for it to be given away too, just to get you all in the Christmas … Continue reading ‘Christmas at The Contraband Cafe’, a guest interview with co-author Liberty Bell.
I enjoyed this read although it took me a little while to get into it. It's set in a small town near Kilbane in County Cork and throughout the Irish setting is beautifully evoked. It's about a young woman's (Siobhan O'Sullivan's) struggles to keep the family bistro going with her five siblings. Sadly the family … Continue reading Book review of Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O’Connor.