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Saville’s Spinney is Go! Four Days to Launch…. The Inquisition


Hello again Readers Still doing some last minute work on my book including designing my book cover. If you want to create an e-book you will require a separate  cover. I am happy with mine and contracted my illustrator through … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney is Go! 5 Days to Launch………… How my book began


Hello again readers Almost there now. My dream of writing my first book has become reality, my long journey is over. I just need to complete my bibliography and reference page and the writing will be complete. A final proof … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 15 The Final Victim ( First Draft)


In late August a rumour circulated that there had been another death in Sneinton that was related to the Saville Hanging. The rumour was confirmed with the printing of newspapers on Friday August 23rd. Yet another inquest had taken place, … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 4 The Inquisition Begins Part 3 of 3 (First Draft)


The next witness was young John Savidge. Having been sworn in his deposition was taken down. “I am turned fourteen, I am in the service of Mr. Stanley of Colwick”. He then explained how he came to be near the … Continue reading

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In the footsteps of a Murderer!


Hello again Readers. A few days ago I returned to my old home city of Nottingham. I needed to complete some important research for my upcoming novel. I was still looking for the precise route taken by the murderer as … Continue reading

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Bram Stoker created the Vampire Legend Right? WRONG!


Hello again Readers. I have just completed another book on my Kindle Fire, a collection of ghost stories written by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.  I have my own very personal reasons to be interested in this writer. First of all … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing Blog Chain


I was hugely surprised but very grateful to Emma McCoy for nominating me for the Next Big Thing Blog Event. Emma has been following my blog from the outset. In turn I have been following her work and progress with interest, not … Continue reading

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