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Book Review: Fatherland by Robert Harris

Fatherland by Robert Harris My rating: 5 of 5 stars What an excellent book! The version that I read was a twentieth anniversary edition of Robert Harris’s breakthrough novel. In the forward, he explains how the concept of a work … Continue reading

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Books and Coffee

Exciting News! The manager of Coffee#1 in Andover has agreed that I can sit and sign copies of my two novels, Eleven Miles and Knitting Can Walk!, in his coffee shop on the afternoon of 12th May. If you haven’t … Continue reading

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Review: Death of a Ghost

Death of a Ghost by Margery Allingham My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book is OK, as far as it goes. It is a thirties crime mystery based around a posh family and their connections, and almost everyone is … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal of My New Book ‘Perilous Path: a Writer’s Journey’

Originally posted on SC Skillman Author:
I’m delighted to reveal the cover design of my new book which is due out soon:The cover was created by graphic designer Annabelle Bradford. Perilous Path: a writer’s journey is a short non-fiction book (106…

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Review: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson My rating: 5 of 5 stars As you would expect, there would have been plenty of events and adventures in the life of any centenarian. But … Continue reading

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: It’s been a stormy month!

This being the last weekend of the month, I thought that I’d use our coffee time to reflect on my January. It has certainly been an event-packed month and it has not just been the weather that has been stormy … Continue reading

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“Knitting Can Walk!” is Kindle-ready

I am so happy that I have managed to get my second novel finished, reviewed and revised, and posted on Amazon. It is there and ready to be automatically downloaded on the 28th January to all those who have clicked … Continue reading

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: We’ll have to be quick!

If we were having coffee together, it would have to be a very quick one. I am under pressure! I have a deadline to meet. The final version of my second novel, Knitting Can Walk!, is due to be uploaded … Continue reading

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Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini My rating: 5 of 5 stars A very moving story which could change your life. This is a work of fiction which is beautifully woven using many threads of both harsh and loving … Continue reading

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Book Cover Reveal – Knitting Can Walk!

My second novel, Knitting Can Walk!, will be published on 28th January 2016. Today, I am proud to present the cover of the book. I designed it myself. Please let me know what you think. The story follows the adventures … Continue reading

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