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'Grandma Swivelhead, fortune tellers and bodies
in the Thames, a boy's induction to a ghostworld'
Mean Tide by Sam North
'An engaging, unusual and completely engrossing read' - Beverly
Birch- author of 'Rift'
Place To Die
by Sam North
plausible, and sickeningly addictive, this will terrify you
and thrill you.'
Roxy Williams - Amazon.co.uk
Diamonds - The Rush of '72 By Sam
Buy now Lulu.com
terrific piece of storytelling' Historical Novel Society Review
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International Writer's Magazine -July EDITION 2008
Old Train through a
A Ride on the Reunification Express by Josh Lew
Ha Noi is a city at peace with its yesterdays museums feature
Vietnams wars with France, America, and itself.
Marianne de Nazareth
It was super flying into the spanking new airport in Colombo,
with gleaming Imperial White granite floors. The sight of soldiers
everywhere armed with automatics frightens, but the beauty of the
country wiped it away in a flash.
For over a half century George Denis Patrick Carlin was the
standard bearer of the principles on which this space was founded:
Nothing is Sacred and Truth Need Not Apologize
Dr Marwan Asmar
is written in an easy style, one that gets you very quickly involved
from the first page, even first word, sentence, and paragraph.
went a courtin on the Web
While carelessly perusing the Internet the other day, I stumbled
across a creepy, new phenomenon in Internet chatting called Camfrog.
Dr Marwan Asmar
The resemblance is eerie. He is the same and the same and the
The Irish have this word, craic, which has no direct translation
in the English language. It describes a good time. But
it's not just any good time...
Duty in Tondo
"How do you shower on a twenty-four hour shift?"
I asked, noticing that there was no plumbing. "We can use
the hose from the firetruck," answered the chief.
Afternoon in Azogues
not a superstitious man. In fact, I think its funny that
my so-called 16-unit building really only has fifteen apartments
Goghs Spicy Little Secret
"You're wasting your time!" - the not so subtle
reaction reaction to a Van Gogh story idea I had, "Following
Van Gogh". It was a specific photograph taken in Arles, that
sparked my thought line.
a hap-hap-happy day
matter how bad things are around the planet, Spain, its government
and its people always look on the bright side
IN '08 Parts I & 11
The Internet influences every dimension of the political and campaign
process. In fact, its driving many campaign professional out of
their minds. They no longer have complete control over their message
Hurrah for Old Friends
I did a double take. While I moseyed toward the middle of Cuenca's
Parque Calderón I was almost certain that I knew the pair
of young, specs-donning gringos ahead
Cultural Dementia (The
Emigrant's Fate) Changes
A few of the things that I suppose I can remember having changed
after coming to Germany, in a cultural sense. After so long in a
foreign culture, you forget what has changed and what hasn't,
Uruguay on a Bus
I was sitting on a city bus late one Sunday night in Montevideo,
Uruguay, with no idea where I was, only a vague idea of where I
I'm all over the place. Too much is happening in my head. I
need to slow down for a bit. I've told them that - shouted them
that - but they just won't listen to me. They think I'm okay.
Turkey and Chicken
was eight, going on nine when my family lived in a small house in
the suburbs of Rabat, Morocco. The suburbs back then were dusty,
hot, and poor
Ok what's going on? Why are you here son?
You wont feel a thing. Not a thing.
I was one of the first to have the operation.
Bobby: A Survivors Story
Showing up wasted at the bar you work at on a day off can be
quite disconcerting, yet quite comical. Ah, yes. I said it. Drinking
off of the clock: For those of us in the bar industry, weve
all done it, weve all seen someone do it, and well all
do it again.
Jack Clarkson review
are literally no limits to what the characters can do. What results
is a movie in which I genuinely became engrossed and would happily
watch again just for those battle sequences.
Fu Panda and The Brooklyn Monk
- Antonio Graceffo
We all know the story of the sculpture who was asked how he carved
such a perfect warrior from stone. He answered, "The warrior
as already there, I just removed the excess stone."
a Writer? By Jane Wenham-Jones
Lisa Timmermann review
What makes this book stand out from the crowd is the authors
very original, light-hearted and self-ironic voice.
about film here
Debates & Profiles
Season of the Witch
by Natasha Mostert
Frances Lewis review
An extraordinary Gothic novel, reads the blurb on the inside
cover, that takes on big themes love, death, alchemy, the
power of the human mind to transform and transcend reality
and wraps them into a thriller narrative
well, this is partially
All Aunt Hagar's Children
by Edward P Jones
Dan Schneider review
Reading the latest book of short stories put out by Pulitzer
Prize winner Edward P. Jones, All Aunt Hagar's Children,
was a profound disappointment
The Knife of Never Letting
by Patrick Ness
Sam North Review
'Brilliant and exciting ground-breaking novel'
Georgina Horrell, Samuel Durrant & Michael Marais on JM Coetzees
'Disgrace' by Ashley Hibbert
Durrant argues that instead of being able to tackle historical
events and their emotional implications at the same time, writers
and their readers can only come at the emotional implications indirectly.
Vol 2 A Literary Spark
University of Portsmouth publication from the School of Creative
Arts, Film & Media - Buy now - available from Lulu Press &
Borderlines Vol 2 - A literary Anthology of new fiction, travel
writing and poetry from the Creative Writing Programmes and invited
writers at the University of Portsmouth, UK, under the editorship
of Freya Scott, Ryan Sirmons, Aby Davis and Sam North
'An exciting insight into the amazing talent and diversity
of new writers out there today' Stuart
Olesker - Playwright
fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em and
little fleas have lesser fleas ...ad infinitum - Augustus de Morgan
MA in Creative Writing
*Last places available
The Tutors: Alison Habens,
Sam North, Steven O'Brien & publishing guests
* Last few places still available
writers aim to start and complete a novel in their
time of study here with support from fellow students
and staff in a friendly creative atmosphere.'
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