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Why romance writers are “frittering their talents away” writing a predictable genre

Earlier this week an author colleague posted a link to a review of her latest novel. The reviewer was highly complimentary regarding the author’s writing skill, but he expressed deep disappointment that a writer of her ability was “frittering away her talents in a genre that didn’t deserve them” – ie romance novels. Boy meets girl, boy…… Continue reading Why romance writers are “frittering their talents away” writing a predictable genre

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7 book to screen adaptations to look forward to in 2016

2016 looks like being an exciting year for book to screen adaptations. Here are a few of the films / TV productions I’m looking forward to seeing in the next twelve months. War and Peace This adaptation has already started in the UK and I’m absolutely hooked. I binge-watched all the 1970s TV series recently,…… Continue reading 7 book to screen adaptations to look forward to in 2016

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Etiquette, flirting and hidden passions: all the thrill of the Regency ballroom

Yay, it’s Friday!  Tonight I’m going to sit down with a big bar of Cadbury’s Dairy Milk and a glass of wine, and I’m going to watch a programme I’ve been looking forward to for ages.  It’s called Pride and Prejudice: Having a Ball.  The programme recreates in full the dramatic events of the Netherfield…… Continue reading Etiquette, flirting and hidden passions: all the thrill of the Regency ballroom