Jude’s Blog

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A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words …

...which is why getting the cover right for a book is so important.  It is, after all, the very first ...
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Long Summer Days and Re-Reading …

There are simply too many books to read;  too many I have always meant to read and am ashamed that ...
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Winchester Writers’ Society Summer Book Fair

Is it 'a wonderful story of true love' as the poster suggests?  Not my choice of wording, but the phrase ...
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PUBLICATION NEWS!

My next novel, THE LEGACY OF MR JARVIS, is now with my publisher and has an official publication date of ...
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SO MANY BOOKS, TOO LITTLE TIME TO READ …

...except when I am at our house in Crete! And then, suddenly, the days seem to offer spare hours when ...
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The long route from ALPHA to OMEGA …

At the beginning of April, I spent five days attempting to learn Greek. Or rather, I spent a week trying ...
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LEARNING GREEK … or trying to

Of course, everyone says there's no need.  Why bother?  people say.  Surely everyone in Crete speaks English.  And yes, most ...
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ARNOLD BENNETT

I am currently re-reading Riceyman Steps by Arnold Bennett.  I first read this when I was a student studying  for an ...
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2019 – PLANS …

For the past couple of months, I have put my third novel aside and returned to my first novel that ...
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UK SOUTHERN BOOK SHOW

Worthing was the setting for the UK Southern Book Show on Sunday October 28th - and it was a good ...
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A LONG APPRENTICESHIP

There I was, at the alarmingly young age of 19, holding my first acceptance letter from a Conde Nast publication: ...
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Cretan Escape

Nine days or so in Crete back at our house, Blue Heaven, in Gavalohori, and there's time to return to ...
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UK SOUTHERN BOOK SHOW

Sunday October 28th - UK Southern Book Show at Field Place Barns,  Worthing,  looks as if it is going to ...
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FLASH FICTION

Flash Fiction is a type of writing that I have only recently begun to try. I am not sure how ...
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WORK IN PROGRESS …

My third novel, my ?work-in-progress,? does not yet have a name. There are several working titles, but nothing yet that ...
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WRITERS AS THIEVES

Writers are magpies and petty thieves. We steal. We borrow with no intention of return. We pick over, separate flesh ...
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