Hemingway’s Icebergs

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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

Have you read Magnificent Britain by Michael Murray?

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?

Sunday Serial #2

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If you want to start at the beginning use the Look Inside feature here. Or just dive in! THE LEEFLETThe Newsletter of The Leefdale Parish CouncilApril 2001Pages 3-4In the Garden with “The Major” I was chatting to one of our new neighbours the other day, when he said, “Come on, Major. You’ve gardened in this…… Continue reading Sunday Serial #2

Book Blog: The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore

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

Love in the Head: Ford Madox Ford and Parade’s End

I’m pleased to welcome a guest writer to my blog today with some insights into the writing of Ford Madox Ford. 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…… Continue reading Love in the Head: Ford Madox Ford and Parade’s End

Novelists or Dentists

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I’m pleased to welcome a guest writer to my blog today with some insights into the writing of E. M. Forster. 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…… Continue reading Novelists or Dentists

Publication Day in 1925 for The Great Gatsby

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First published by Scribner’s in April 1925, The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald received mixed reviews and sold poorly; in its first year, the book sold only 20,000 copies. Fitzgerald died in 1940, believing himself to be a failure and his work forgotten. However, the novel experienced a revival during World War II, and…… Continue reading Publication Day in 1925 for The Great Gatsby