Author Archives: Rel

Bonfire ’68

Bonfire ’68 Bonfire Night isn’t what it used to be. These days it’s all about the fireworks, and who has the most, the best, the noisiest. The fires themselves are tamed, organised, run by the local authority or a worthy … Continue reading

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The Pyre by David Hair – a review by Jeanette Greaves

The Return of Ravana by David Hair Book 1 – the Pyre Disclaimer – this book was sent as a review copy by the publishers. Followers of fantasy writer David Hair may already be aware of his ‘Return of Ravana’ … Continue reading

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Fandom

I wrote this a dozen or so years ago, after an epic trip to London to see the Manics. I was awake for nearly 24 hours, which explains the spaceship and the elephant, but nothing else.  It turns out that … Continue reading

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The Grasshopper’s Child by Gwyneth Jones. A short review.

This book arrived in the post mid morning, and I’d finished it by bedtime. Every minute away from it was a minute I wanted to be back in Heidi Ryan’s difficult, terrifying world. Gwyneth Jones has given us another heroic … Continue reading

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The Eight Pane Sash

When we wake up naturally, when our bodies are rested and safe, the ghosts of our dreams linger for a while. In those ghosts lie the memories of places and people, of action and adventures that are far from our … Continue reading

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Queen of the Darkness – a review by Jeanette Greaves

  Five months ago, I picked up the first book of the Black Jewels trilogy. It had been a while since I’d been invited into a new fantasy world, and I had simultaneous feelings of excitement and trepidation. A trilogy … Continue reading

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The Child Eater by Rachel Pollack A review by Jeanette Greaves

In The Child Eater, we have a novel that follows two separate strands of a story, two different sets of characters, in two worlds separated by time and magic. The stories are linked by The Tarot of Eternity (much, much … Continue reading

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Lancashire Authors at Chorley

Chorley and District Writers’ Circle, of which I am a member, will be joining Lancashire Authors at their Chorley event on Saturday 21st June at 1:30 pm at St George’s Church Hall, Halliwell Street, Chorley. I have quite a long … Continue reading

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Heir to the Shadows – A review by Jeanette Greaves

Much as I enjoyed ‘Daughter of the Blood’, the first book in the Black Jewels trilogy, I have to admit that at times it was hard to read. The world in which our heroine (Jaenelle) lived, was a dark dystopia, … Continue reading

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What’s Your Story, Chorley?

On Saturday 26th April, I will be reading a short extract from one of my short stories as part of Chorley & District Writers’ Circle contribution to the ‘What’s Your Story, Chorley?’ event. I’ll be reading in the Chorley Library … Continue reading

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