Author Archives: Myfanwy Fox

Two novels about ecological disaster

Invited back to Ann Rawson’s Substack writing and reading blog. I’m enjoying this. Have you read either of these books? What did you think?

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Guest Post on The Accomplice

I’ve been pushing The Murderbot Diaries for a while and now my friend (and excellent crime writer) Ann Rawson is addicted too. She kindly asked me to explain why I love Murderbot so much on her new blog about the … Continue reading

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My 2021 in books

In the dim distance of the first lockdowns, my book of the year for 2020 was The Lacuna (Barbara Kingsolver) for its richness of characters, historic events and scenery, its distances travelled and its wonderful overall arc. So, aside from … Continue reading

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Review: The Governor’s Man, by Jacquie Rogers

I’m so excited that this is now out. I was lucky to be a beta-reader and I thoroughly recommend it. If you like historical fiction and/or crime fiction this is for you. It is AD 224 and Rome’s administration wants … Continue reading

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Review: The Witch House, by Ann Rawson

    “The day I found Harry’s body started well.” The opening line of The Witch House draws us into this twisty psychological whodunit with the death of someone familiar to the narrator, Alice Hunter. Alice’s day had been going … Continue reading

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Review: The Becoming of Lady Flambé by Holly Magill

I’ve been to many poetry events over the last fifteen years and I love that frisson of meeting a new (to me) poet who has something beyond what I know in their poetry; something special and exciting. I felt that … Continue reading

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Review: Assembly Lines by Jane Commane

  Ledbury Poetry Festival is huge. I managed to get to a small fraction of events but, of those I went to, my stand-out single poem of the festival this year was Jane Commane’s UnWeather from her collection Assembly Lines … Continue reading

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Review: #MeToo, ed. Deborah Alma

#MeToo exploded into public consciousness with Harvey Weinstein’s fall from grace last October. Male interviewers were stunned that almost every woman added their own #MeToo incident. Many men were disbelieving. Women were shocked to discover we had so much in … Continue reading

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Poetry Click Bait

Poetry, like song, is as old as human speech. Perhaps song is even older, a hark to community from pre-Homo sapiens; cadences without words but yet full of meaning. The first stories were carried in memory and poetry lends itself … Continue reading

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Fat Man Blues: song by Richard Walls and Tone Tanner

Originally posted on Malvern Writers' Circle:
Richard Wall’s Fat Man Blues project recently featured on Spillwords with a song in collaboration with Tone Tanner. Click on the image to hear the song (and read its lyrics): ?

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