Sheila M. Belshaw

"Sheila Mary Belshaw"
Watch out for my new novel - PINPOINT - a psychological suspense novel set in Manchester that reveals the chilling concept that we all have the potential to commit an act of evil – if pushed beyond the acceptable limits of endurance.
Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (83 of 96)
Location: UK, Menorca & Cape Town


Top Reviewer Ranking: 29,137 - Total Helpful Votes: 83 of 96
Copper's Ridge - Temptation is the ultimate risk by Nigel Lampard
I unashamedly admit that I am a devotee of Nigel Lampard's novels. Having already given us three stories that surmount most people's horizon of experience and expectation, Lampard ventures into taboo territory with a new novel that is at once provocative and yet so honest and natural that you feel you are sitting in a pub in the Cotswolds listening to the protagonists telling you the story of the on-the-face-of-it absolutely ordinary inhabitants of the village of Upper Slaughter, but who all harbour a secret they would never voluntarily divulge.

Without giving away the unique thrust of this novel, I would venture to say that this is Hollywood material. Characterisation is… Read more
Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr.
Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Writer's Jewel, 24 Feb 2014
This book is a must for every writer, young, old, published or unpublished. In a few succinct words you will learn the secrets of grammar and syntax in a way that you have never heard before. It is a book I dip into frequently and am always thrilled to find that each time I read it my writing gains something new.
Lost Love Letters: An Indie Chicks Anthology by Barbara Silkstone
These evocative stories by a varied group of talented writers, reveal an unusual kaleidoscope of emotions directed at lost lovers, deceased lovers, mothers, fathers and children, but every one of them is written from the heart. I loved dipping in to the book over the course of several weeks, always surprised by what in many cases felt like the secret raw autobiographical outpourings of thwarted love. But this of course is the mark of fine writing, when an author projects herself into a character and becomes that character.

In several of the stories I empathised with the protagonist with a deja vu feeling that transported me back to some of my own loves and losses. It would not be… Read more

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