Tagged: A Second Chance

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Cherry Trees

I recently wrote a review about 3AM Wonder Paranoia and the restless night (Angela Kingston). 3AM is said to be the time in novels and storytelling when things happen in the night. Well I...

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Pippi Longstocking

I first came across Pippi Longstocking as Pippi Langkous, the Afrikaans version – it was one of those names that just stuck. So, I was rather intrigued when I came across the name in...

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Christmas mentions

Christmas reading from TSL – books which mention Christmas for any time of the year. Some come with a warning – they are not the lighthearted reads you might expect about Christmas. visiting Miss...

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Gender dependent adjective/noun

I live and learn. Proofreading A Second Chance, I decided to look up the difference between blond and blonde. I knew there was a difference in spelling, tending to think if it was hair...

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National and International Days – October

Have you noticed that there’s virtually something being commemorated, celebrated, remembered or highlighted every day of the year internationally? Here’s a list for October (courtesy of the UN, Days of the Year; Wikipedia) first...

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Book settings: London

One of TSL’s straplines is #SupportingLocal. For TSL, local is wherever we want it to be as we have links in Africa as well as the UK and the US and into Europe and...

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Book settings: England, not London

Setting a book in a particular place creates a link, a special kind of magic. I can’t say it’s better than an ‘ungrounded’ book – both can be deep and meaningful, one easily transcending...

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I wrote a letter…

Letter writing has somewhat gone out of fashion today having been replaced by emails. I don’t know about you, but I still get a bit of a thrill when a letter arrives, not one...

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Green Eyes or Brown?

2% of people on this planet have green eyes. — Fact (@Fact) 2 March 2017 Seeing this Fact, I wondered how important it was for authors to specify their characters’ eye colour, so took...