Sweet Fanny Adams

Sweet Fanny Adams

You may imagine that “Sweet FA” stands for “Sweet F All”, but, in fact, it’s derived from a notorious murder that took place in 1867 – and it happened in the little market town I call home. Fanny Adams was an 8 year old who lived in...

Times Hostage

Brenda Kuchinsky CHAPTER ONE Sophia, an incessant muffled ringing and knocking burrowing into her consciousness, came to in the Vichyssoise. She raised her head, her mahogany red hair leaking floury potato and leek bits, her aquiline nose dripping, and her startling...
Makepeace and Grimes

Makepeace and Grimes

A new direction You know, every now and again, an idea occurs that is too good to be left until later. I’d just finished the fourth book in the Robot Empire series (Sledgehammer) and was organising a group promotion for some author friends who write historical...

Marley and Ma

This is a Christmas story inspired by A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I hope you enjoy it 😉 Marley McCarthy is not looking forward to Christmas. All his mates get better pressies than him and, because of this, he hates going back to school in January. While he...
Sorcery, Discworld Book 5 Review

Sorcery, Discworld Book 5 Review

This is the story of Coin, the eighth son of an eighth son of an eighth son – and it’s therefore superficially similar to Equal Rites. One problem with the story is that the main character is pretty unlikeable, but the other main problem is Rincewind, who...