Monthly Archives: October 2018

I am an alien with two hearts

and so are most of the women I know. Yes. Her. Weirdly, I feel like I’m best represented by a regenerated alien with two hearts and a sonic screwdriver. There’s so much I love about the new Doctor, and so … Continue reading

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Time’s Fool – Alys Earl – Book Review

Time’s Fool by Alys Earl My rating: 4 of 5 stars I read this book through the Pigeonhole, so thank you to them. This is a tricky review to write, because I don’t want to spoil the creeping realisation that … Continue reading

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Beauty in ugliness – a poem

I am an expert in not seeing – my eyes can slide from face to belly without registering what’s between – smooth as the cool glass in the mirror – they don’t stop I am skilled in the fine art … Continue reading

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What am I?

There’s no word for what I am. There are two main cancer narratives. The first is that you are diagnosed, you battle bravely, you defeat cancer, you are a survivor. The second is that you are diagnosed, you battle bravely, … Continue reading

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Win a Bitter Orange Hamper

Originally posted on Claire Fuller :
Bitter Orange is published in the USA a week today (9th October). Tin House, my US publisher is running a competition for US readers to win a Bitter Orange hamper if you pre-order the book…

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