I’m pleased to welcome a guest writer to my blog today with some insights into the writing of Ernest Hemingway. Actor, writer and teacher, Michael Murray was born in Stepney, East London. He trained for the stage at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Under his Equity name, Michael worked for many years as an…… Continue reading Hemingway’s Icebergs
The likelihood of you finding “Magnificent Britain” by Michael Murray from a random search of the Kindle Store isn’t great. So I’ve written this post to help you. “Magnificent Britain” was the first ebook Michael (my husband) and I published with Kindle Direct and that was back in 2012 at the start of the ebook…… Continue reading Have you read Magnificent Britain by Michael Murray?
How shall we find the concord of this discord? Theseus, Duke of Athens A Midsummer Night’s Dream V.1 William Shakespeare Today I’m going to tell you about Michael Murray’s novel, Leefdale, for which the above quote is the epigraph. Here we go…. As well as being the author of Magnificent Britain, Julia’s Room, and the…… Continue reading How shall we find the concord of this discord?
For light, highly entertaining and totally absorbing reading you can’t beat a Rosamunde Pilcher novel. And as I’ve had to spend a couple of days resting a strained ligament, her writing has been a godsend to keep my spirits up and pass the time as pleasantly as possible. I’ve already read several of her novels…… Continue reading Book Blog: September by Rosamunde Pilcher
After I’d read Mockingbird by Walter Tevis, I decided to re-read Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I thought I’d read the novel many years ago when I had time to binge read on an almost daily basis. Whether it was rose-tinted long hot summers or not enough homework, I never seemed to have any difficulty…… Continue reading Book Blog: Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
When I have time I read book blogs published by other readers and occasionally find my next good read. This is what happened when I read a review of The Feast of Lupercal by Brian Moore on the HeavenAli book blog. The novel sounded really intriguing and well written so I checked it out on…… Continue reading Book Blog: The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore
I created this blogpost in 2017 after watching a TV adaptation of “Howards End”. First published in 1910, E.M. Forster’s literary masterpiece is bursting with quotables. Re-visiting the post the other day I thought it was worth another outing. Hope you enjoy these “Howards End” Quotes. The images are all from Pixabay, a marvellous free…… Continue reading Quotes for today
One of the best things that’s happened to me recently is discovering the writing of Walter Tevis. I’ve lost count of the number of fantastic authors I’ve read over the years but Tevis has to come near the top of the list of Best Writers. Born in 1928, Tevis was an American novelist and short…… Continue reading Book Blog: Mockingbird by Walter Tevis
Michael and I were married on the last Saturday of July in 1976, the year of one of the UK’s most memorable heat waves. The sky was a cloudless, vivid blue until half an hour before the ceremony when a freak shower dampened the dust and freshened the roses beside the path to the church.…… Continue reading Book Blog: 300 Bridesmaids by Jenny Worstall
Meet celebrity biographer Nigel Lush, WW1 veteran Leonard Stidges, Sir Maurice and Lady Brearley of the Budeholme Estate, and campaigning journalist, Arnie Stidges. Five characters from Michael Murray’s epic novel, Magnificent Britain. Nigel Lush “As a biographer he’d always had an uneasy relationship with the truth.” Part One of Magnificent Britain is set in 1971.…… Continue reading 5 characters in search of a reader