Silent Sunday 31.10.21
Oct31

Silent Sunday 31.10.21

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Eight Detectives by Alex Pavesi
Oct29

Eight Detectives by Alex Pavesi

I’ve wanted to read Eight Detectives by Alex Pavesi ever since I saw him talking with Stuart Turton at last year’s online Cheltenham Literature Festival. Eight Detectives is a quirky and highly original debut novel. It tells the story of Grant McAllister, a reclusive author, and Julia Hart, an editor who wants to publish his collection of detective stories. McAllister was a mathematician who had worked out the formula to...

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Newport marathon 2021
Oct28

Newport marathon 2021

After several days and a sleepless night of worrying, I made it to the start line of Newport marathon. Sadly I wasn’t with my husband, who had become ill just the day before. I felt so sorry for him as he had put in all the training. It was going to be his first marathon. On the plus side, he had at least driven me down there. I arrived and immediately joined a toilet queue – which was rather long. I realised I was...

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Newport marathon: The maranoia goes next level
Oct26

Newport marathon: The maranoia goes next level

I wrote the other week about ‘maranoia’ – the special kind of paranoia you develop in the days leading up to a marathon. Because you’ve put A LOT of work in and you don’t want anything to scupper it. So every little thing becomes a worry. In the last few days before Newport marathon, the maranoia reached a whole new level. It actually started at the end of September, when my daughter finally did her D of...

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Silent Sunday 24.10.21
Oct24

Silent Sunday 24.10.21

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