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  • Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    last book I read. 'Une vie' Guy de Maupassant
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Ten times? Why so little?
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    membership of a rather exclusive club
    Your worst habit?
    self pity

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    "mike" commented on Squidge's Blog "Got plotting problems?".
    If you are interested in farce and look at this, you should find you are doing the right things!
    5 days ago
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    "mike" commented on RichardB's Blog "Abbots Ripton: I never thought...".
    Wilkie Collins - the last stage coachman, It is on the internet, I think this is the story I meant. Perhaps you could do some sort of update? With the railway gone and replaced by cars.
    9 days ago
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    "mike" commented on Hilly's Blog "Andalucian Life. The start".
    Dear Hilly, A decidedly odd grandfather had these odd dreams of travel which he wrote down. He mixes up races, religions, the east and west etc etc. One book must have seemed weird to a pre-war generation as he mixes up Christian religion with ...
    9 days ago
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    "mike" commented on RichardB's Blog "Abbots Ripton: I never thought...".
    June 1865 Staplelhurst and Charles Dickens is the only accident I know. I don't know if you would be interested in a follow up? Deserted coaching inns are a feature of late nineteenth century novels as people turned away from this form of ...
    9 days ago
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    "mike" commented on John Taylor's Blog "When person becomes plot. And when person becomes person.".
    'the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime' has been a huge success on the London stage. It is shortly ending a five year run but I think productions have travelled around the country. I do remember families attending the play and it is ...
    9 days ago
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    "mike" commented on Hilly's Blog "Andalucian Life. The start".
    Your story bought back an odd memory. Years ago, I travelled overland to Greece. This would have been though Eastern Europe and then Brindisi for the ferry. It was coming back on the bus that was strange.as the coach was full of Greeks coming to ...
    9 days ago
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    "mike" commented on mike's Blog "Cross dressing (Victoriana)".
    Gender politics. A month or so ago, the Southbank devoted a week to talks etc on the subect of ‘gender equality‘ Men were not included! Why would Malvolio think that Olivia fancied her? The production did not suggest Olivia is bi-sexual, ...
    10 days ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    "Caducean Whisks" commented on mike's Blog "Cross dressing (Victoriana)".
    Fascinating. Nothing new under the sun, is there.
    10 days ago
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    "mike" commented on mike's Blog "Cross dressing (Victoriana)".
    It doesn't seem to be the 'love that dared not speak it's name as far as Eliza Cook was concerned as she seems to have expressed her love in poems to Cushman? How easy to miss what is in front of your face. Matilda Hays seems to hve been the ...
    10 days ago
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    Hilly
    "Hilly" commented on mike's Blog "Cross dressing (Victoriana)".
    Mike, I find this absolutely fascinating. Thanks for posting it. I already knew that the woman to woman relationship was ignored, especially as Victoria could not countenance it. I love these cross-dressing women, who managed to boldly infiltrate a ...
    11 days ago
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    "mike" commented on AlanP's Blog "A shot rang out".
    He heard a bang and it sounded like a gun going off,
    11 days ago
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    mike wrote a new blog: "Cross dressing (Victoriana)".
     A very popular production of ‘Twelfth Night’ by the National Theatre had been the live screening at my local cinema last week.  The production  received some publicity because the sex of Malvolio has been changed from a man to a ...
    11 days ago
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    mike wrote a new blog: " - English serial rights and american serial rights and movie rights - ".
         “...The trouble with you is that you don’t plumb the well springs of human nature and all that.  You just think up some rotten yarn about about some-dam’-thing-or-other and shove it down” (*)     I wish ...
    21 days ago
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    mike
    mike wrote a new blog: " - English serial rights and american serial rights and movie rights - ".
         “...The trouble with you is that you don’t plumb the well springs of human nature and all that.  You just think up some rotten yarn about about some-dam’-thing-or-other and shove it down” (*)     I wish ...
    21 days ago
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    "mike" commented on mike's Blog "Read all about it. The Latest. Update".
    P.C David Baddiel is performing at the Playhouse Theatre in London. I don’t want to do a spoiler so read no further if you intend a visit. Baddiel mentions political correctness early on. He makes a comment that he can see the point in PC ...
    27 days ago

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  • Mezz
    by Mezz 7 months ago
    Hi Mike. Enjoyed your comp entry. I have revised mine if that's ok. If not disregard it.
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 7 months ago
    Nice comp idea for September, Mike. Need to put my thinking cap on!
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 8 months ago
    Impressive comp entry Mike, as Hil says, great voice.
  • Hil
    by Hil 8 months ago
    Liked your comp entry, Mike. Great voice - your Mr Ping or Pong!
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 8 months ago
    Enjoyed reading your comp entry, Mike, very original.
  • bazbaron
    by bazbaron 10 months ago
    Great comp entry, Mike.
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 10 months ago
    Your comp entry, very good.
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 10 months ago
    Love your comp entry!
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 10 months ago
    Great entry, Mike. By the way is the rum cove with or without ice? Oh sorry, that's rum'n coke.. ;-)
  • BellaM
    by BellaM 10 months ago
    Glorious comp entry. What a laugh.