Category Archives: Story Beginnings

The Freecycling Writer

I’ve been giving away  furniture on the Bristol freecycle site. Freecycling is great in all sorts of ways.  Everyone is pleased – people get things for free which would otherwise go to the dump and they come and take away … Continue reading

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Borrowing from George Borrow

One hundred and sixty years ago today, 27th July, the Victorian gentleman writer, George Borrow, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George Borrow set off with his wife and daughter to travel around Wales. ‘Wild Wales’ the travelogue he wrote about his journey, has a wonderfully … Continue reading

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Colin Barrett and story beginnings

     Colin Barrett  recently won the 2014 Frank O’Connor prize for his collection ‘Young Skins’,  first published by Stinging Fly in Ireland 2013 and by Jonathan Cape 2014 in the UK. These memorable stories show life in small town … Continue reading

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