Author Archives: fordhollow74

DANNY’S ISLAND

An affair years ago leads Meg into an adventure ending with success and catastrophe. The quiet pace of life in an English University town clashes with the harsh regime of a tropical island dictatorship. Danny’s Island, my 10K word story, … Continue reading

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GORSE

spider woven gorse flowering in autumn mist fated pheasants flee

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BOOKS

On a recent visit to London I spent time in Waterstones bookstore on Piccadilly: five floors of books, who knows how many tons of books, never mind the number. Tons of books, the thought is intimidating, not least in the … Continue reading

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Man Booker

October brings the 2017 Man Booker prize awards after the short list of the six novels was announced in September. By chance, when the long list came out earlier, I heard an interview on the radio with Fiona Mozley, a … Continue reading

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BIRCHLAND HALL

BIRCHLAND HALL, my second novel,┬áis now independently published on Amazon as a paperback and Kindle e-book. Although the ideas behind the novel have been in my mind for some time, I only got down to serious writing this year, through … Continue reading

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KNOCKING ON…

… September’s door here in West Somerset, the meteorological start of Autumn, there’s talk of overnight grass frosts and periods of rain. The trees, Rowans, Oaks, Ash and Maples are already showing a colouring in their leaves. This morning the … Continue reading

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MONTHS PASSING

I made no posts in June or July. My only excuse is the I have been busy bouncing edits to and fro with my editor progressing my second novel, ‘BIRCHLAND HALL, toward publication in September. I’m now waiting for a … Continue reading

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