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On promoting your book

29th July 2015

Books, eh? So many published, so few read. Trying to get noticed is the name of the game (I should know, I’ve played it. Let’s call it a draw to date).

All will be explained shortly, but here’s a picture of my dad hard at work in our sitting room in 1986.

dad in chair

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On my dad at 100

5th January 2015

Well helleur.

Happy New Year and that.

This is a short blog about my dad, who would have been 100 on Boxing Day.

dad and i edited 2

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Miriam Salaman (September 1914 – October 2013)

28th October 2013

Miriam was my grandmother. She died earlier this month. This is a short piece about her.

Miri cropped lower resolution

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On Llanrhaeadr

25th August 2010

I am silly. A very silly boy. I’ve waited far too long to write up my recent trip to Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant (trans: village of the pigs over the bridge near the river in the valley or some such). Oh well. Any lapses in memory I will endeavour to plug with colourless fabricated anecdotes.

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On discovering I have a sister

22nd August 2009

Quick question before we begin: if you eat a packet of Rennies too quickly do you get indigestion?

So, I’ve just found out that I’ve got a sister.

Well, a half sister.

If you think that unremarkable – which in itself it is – I suggest you stick around for the payoff…

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