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A is for Angelica

10 things you didn't know about A is for Angelica

It’s three years since my debut novel, A is for Angelica, was published. I’ve talked about it plenty, especially on my podcast for writers, but there are still a few things that you may not know. When I started writing the novel, the narrator was a teenage boy

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When is it okay to stop reading a book?

There are many good reasons to stop reading a book, it's just that we're often a bit too reluctant to actually do it.

When is it okay to stop reading a book?
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Recommended reading: Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

I recently read Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon and found it full of useful, practical ideas on being creative and getting stuff done. So I made this video about it. You should watch it. If you’re reading via RSS or email, you can watch the video on

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Depressing books

I’m vlogging again and this is my first attempt at using the fancy cut scene style as favoured by half of YouTube. What do we really mean when we say a book or other piece of art is depressing? And when we do say it, why is it

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Take a look at my bookshelves

Legend Press, the wonderful organisation that saw sense to publish my debut novel, A is for Angelica, have been running a series throughout February, where they post bookshelves submitted by their authors. Last week it was my turn. Here’s what I said on the Legend blog: ‘I&

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Watch me reading from A is for Angelica on YouTube

The easy way to enjoy my novel is to buy a copy, sit down with a good cup of tea and, you know, read the thing. The next best way is to subscribe to my YouTube channel, where I’ve started posting videos of me reading chapters from the

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An ATM for books

Guest post by George Angus Imagine a book store that always has whatever book you are looking for in stock. Imagine that the title you are seeking could be in your hands at a traditional book cost in about 5 minutes. No ordering over the internet and paying for shipping.