Category Archives: The People’s Friend

Do Your Characters Need A Sex Change?

On Friday night I went to see Cymbeline at the RSC in Stratford. It’s not one of Shakespeare’s best-known plays and it was, at times, rather surreal (and long!) but one of the most interesting things for me about the … Continue reading

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Putting On The Ritz!

We were in London last weekend for birthday celebrations! (his). We had dinner at The Ritz and afternoon tea at The Dukes Hotel in Mayfair. Get me! Yes, we were living the high life (although we did balance it out … Continue reading

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Trials & Tribulations of ‘Turning Pro’

As I write this, British hopeful Marcus Willis is playing Roger Federer at Wimbledon and I’ve got it on the TV (TV or tv? anyway…) Bless. It’s a bit of a David and Goliath match. No-one of course, expects him … Continue reading

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My People’s Friend Serial Is About To Hit The Shelves

If you get Writers Forum magazine, you’ll notice that (*puffs up*) I am featured in the July issue, which is already out to subscribers and probably about to appear in the shops. When I won the People’s Friend serial competition, … Continue reading

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