Author Archives: barrylillie

Klara and the Sun

Hello 2023, so much has happened primarily my being ill for most of 2022 which thankfully is now almost completely sorted out meaning I can continue writing and blogging again. I thought I’d share with you all a review of … Continue reading

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A Gathering of Gargoyles

Many book series begin to run out of steam eventually, but the Letty Parker saga goes from strength to strength. From page one the reader is inside the plot – no meandering passages of descriptive and past prose to take … Continue reading

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Eurovision 2022 (Semi-Final Two)

We had the second semi-final offerings last night and it falls upon my shoulders to give my honest review of the proceedings, I have to say I was less than impressed with most of the second show’s offerings, but as … Continue reading

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Eurovision 2022 (Semi-Final One)

So it’s Eurovision time again, and tonight we saw the first of the semi-finals where the acts are whittled down for the final. This is excluding those countries that have paid to enter like France, Spain, Germany and the United … Continue reading

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What you Need is Friends

Originally posted on Misha Herwin:
“Friends help you stick your life back together when it’s falling to pieces.” Is a sentiment I can relate to. Throughout my life my friends have been there for me in the darkest and the…

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Unhappeningness – completed

Originally posted on Tim Diggles:
My 2021 year-long film project is now completed and available to see on YouTube, hopefully sometime in 2022 I will get to show it on a screen or two. From January 1st 2021 until December…

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The Hanging Tree (Review)

I’ve been reading the Hanging Tree by Misha Herwin, the latest in the Adventures of Letty Parker series set in Bristol, where ‘Dark Ones’ hide in shadows, dragons spread gossip and pockets can be picked faster than an Olympic gold … Continue reading

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Ch Ch Changes (apologies to Bowie)

Originally I had this saved as a draft for a post about writing groups and what happened last Wednesday made me think about the importance of a good writers’ group. Groups are abundant and range from those that meet in … Continue reading

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It was something he said

Originally posted on Misha Herwin:
A week ago I was stuck on my current work in progress. I knew what the novel was about and I’d worked out a chapter by chapter plan, but actually writing it was like wading…

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The Final Word

There’s a real sense of achievement when you’ve written the last sentence, nay, the final word of a novel. It’s a feeling that you think will diminish the more you write. When I wrote my novella, Willow and the Motorway … Continue reading

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