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A bit of winter pruning…

Hi all, We’re having a bit of a tidy up in the background here at gillblow.co.uk. Part of this is getting rid of a lot of spam accounts that we’ve gathered over the last year or two and putting some … Continue reading

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Special Christmas Offer ‘SPLIT SECONDS’

I’m off to Gainsborough Library (Cobden St., Gainsborough DN21 2NG) on WEDNESDAY 10th December to SIGN COPIES of my little booklet of Short Stories – I will be there between 11am – 1pm and because it’s Christmas they are going … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea at Betty’s and the missing girl…..

The Belmont Room, hushed, thick carpets, a piano playing in one corner of the vast room where waitresses in white caps and aprons smiled and served the champagne and cakes impeccably. It was how I imagined life was like before … Continue reading

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Number Two in Blue

She hangs in my kitchen. Sometimes I see her, sometimes I don’t, she suffers from the invisibility of the familiar you see. But, when I do catch sight of her, leaning over my chopping board as I cry over onions, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Alan Bennett

The incomparable Alan Bennett, an author I have admired for years since his unforgettable ‘Talking Heads’ series. He’s 80 today, and many congratulations. He’s interviewed by Nicholas Hytner tomorrow at 9pm on BBC4 and afterwards you can see ‘A Chip … Continue reading

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We’ll gather lilacs

With abject apologies and all sorts of no good excuses I have to tell you that this is my first post for 3 whole months! It won’t do. So today I made a promise to gather lilacs, it’s Spring, and … Continue reading

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Oops! A lovely Christmas present

  Winner of the 2013 International Rubery Short Story Award! So delighted I have been awarded this great honour with my story ‘On the bench’! It will be published in the RBS Anthology soon. And if it hadn’t been for … Continue reading

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‘She’s covered in a wet sheet!’

It’s National Short Story Week! Come and see TAKE 7 to discover which of the tales these quotes are from!  ‘TAKE 7’ is written and directed by yours truly and performed by the fabulous Workhouse Players, Phil, Laura and Sue … Continue reading

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Night Tricks

It’s National Poetry Day today so here’s one of mine….. Night Tricks   When the house stands sullen in the darkness and the windows are bleak blind; When the light throws pot plants centre stage and the garden is a … Continue reading

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Ebbs and Flows

A strict set of instructions to my writer self:- STOP thinking you’re rubbish, can’t write, never will write another word, that you’ll never write a novel or a short story or a radio play because you can’t even write one … Continue reading

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