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Thank you, Theresa May!

For any news junkie with an interest in history and politics, watching Sir Tim Barrow deliver the letter to the

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‘Likes’ for Obituaries?

  This blog is going to be very short and far from sweet. And I’d like to know what people

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A Sick Rescue Dog and an Unexpected Dilemma

The ad claimed he was a spelevink, a Swedish word meaning prankster, but I suspect that was rescue-dog-ad-speak for ultra-cute-pain-in-the-ass.

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Why writing a new novel is suddenly proving harder than writing my first

  Around four years ago, a debilitating bout of pneumonia successfully flattened me for the better part of three weeks.

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Latest Book Reviews

Agent to the Stars

  Whenever I’m recommended a darn good yarn by a reliable source, I add it to a special to be

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Carrying Albert Home/Med Albert i Baksätet

  Anyone who enjoyed Forrest Gump is going to relish this unlikely romp by American writer, Homer Hickam. As tall

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The Invisible Wall

Some books leave an indelible mark on the soul. The Invisible Wall by British-born Harry Bernstein is one of them.

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The Two Hotel Francforts

Truth be told, I picked up this gem of a story by American writer, David Leavitt, as my third choice

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Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 12:19am
@katewalsh just realised I wasn't following you. Freakin' Twitter. No wonder your face was missing from my timeline. Back in business. ❤️
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 3:03am
@katewalsh Assuming you fed Pablo some extra breakfast. Hard to resist his charming wink. 😂😻
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 1:07am
Could definitely do with moving our fridge about half a mile down the road. #PostUKDiet
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 1:05am
@ChrissieEvert @BillieJeanKing I remember following this match on the car radio. Was so cross when Billie won. 😳😡😂 #firstLadyCrush #Chris
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 4:56pm
@claudystream You do a grand job in keeping the rest of us up to date. Much appreciated! I meant the timing of the play sucked. For me.