Category Archives: Books

“Bile”

Some flash fiction for you. Warning: do not eat while reading. I wanted that dress. I mean, brick through the pvc window; alarm goes off; blood on shattered glass, and hands, and frock; dress itself proper shredded as I drag … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Libraries

“There is no love without loss.” When I walked into the British Library, or, later that same day, the Poetry Library, I wasn’t thinking of my sister, who’s a medical librarian. I wasn’t even thinking of my late mother, who … Continue reading

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Being Doctor Daisy

“The Holmes side is … crawling with spies. The Mycroftian branch … spends so much time undercover, they never travel anywhere without a duvet.” – Dr Margeurite “Daisy” LeStrade, from “Sherlock Jones & the Hound of the Basingstokes”. Today’s tune … Continue reading

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Just Another Book Porn Wednesday

” Books are a uniquely portable magic” – Stephen King If you’re reading this because you’re hoping for smut, you’re out of luck. Book porn is about beautiful bindings, not bodacious boobies. Bindings! Original dust jackets! Gilt-edged pages! Art work! … Continue reading

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Books v Kebab Boxes

I was quite glad I hoovered the carpet, the day before we had three paramedics in our bedroom. They weren’t there for any kind of hi-jinks: my idea of a good time doesn’t involve having three ECGs in the course … Continue reading

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