Annette White

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Location: Staffordshire, UK


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Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure by Artemis Cooper
Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure by Artemis Cooper

Artemis Cooper has written an impressive, scholarly and hugely enjoyable biography of Patrick Leigh Fermor ("Paddy"), who died in 2011 aged 96, a biography that paints a portrait of a remarkable man, traveller, war hero, writer of wonderful prose, linguist and raconteur, a man whose friends wished that he could be marketed in pill form as an antidepressant. A misfit at school, the 19 year old Paddy decided to walk across Europe from Holland to Istanbul in 1933. He joined the army at the outbreak of World War II and served in Crete, where he masterminded the abduction of a German general, later dramatised in the film Ill Met… Read more
The Cat and the Cathedral (The Green Man Trilogy B&hellip by Ali Cooper
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A group of youngsters follow a cat they believe to be in distress down a manhole and into a network of tunnels which leads into a Cathedral where they stumble upon a strange, sinister ceremony. Any resemblance to Enid Blyton's Famous Five, or even Scooby Doo, is counterbalanced by a fascinating insight into the architecture and folklore of ancient Exeter Cathedral. Soon the plot becomes a murder mystery which the four friends try to solve, leading them into many perilous situations that culminate in a spine-chilling climax. While some questions are resolved, others must wait for the further novels in the series.
Young Adults would enjoy this novel, but there is also much that is of… Read more
Editing a Better Book by Ali Cooper
Editing a Better Book by Ali Cooper
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
How to Edit a Better Book by Ali Cooper, published by Standing Stone Press for Kindle

Ali Cooper is an experienced author of both fiction and non-fiction. Here she shares her expertise in a concise, yet comprehensive manual that helps you to 'consider different aspects of your book in a methodical way', making sure that your writing is deliberate and consistent. These aspects include: structure, focusing on the plot, pace, narrative voice, characters, dialogue, continuity, plausibility and flow, and the nitty-gritty of grammar, punctuation and spelling, those homophones that escape the spellcheck, and even fonts. There are numerous examples and links. With plenty of good ideas… Read more

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