Category Archives: Harrogate

Saville‚Äôs Spinney Chapter 10 Standing Trial Part 4 ( First Draft)


Two new witnesses appeared briefly in the box. John Fox, a constable and John Freeman, father of Henry Freeman were sworn in and then both asked questions concerning the testimony of Henry Freeman. John Fox agreed that Henry Freeman had … Continue reading

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The best of times, the worst of times.


It was 06.38, Thursday 18th July as I left my home to drive over to Harrogate. I was attending a crime writing event for the second year running in a beautiful Yorkshire city. Known as Creative Thursday, the event is … Continue reading

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Do I show or do I tell?


Hello again Readers. I am preparing myself for a Writer’s conference next week in Harrogate. I hope to pitch my story at this event and will need a good synopsis. I will also need a complete first chapter. Now here … Continue reading

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2013 Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate


2013 marks a decade of Crime Writing Festivals in Harrogate and boy have they pushed the boat out for this one. The event, part of the Harrogate International Festival kicks off on Thursday 18th July 2013. The first event is … Continue reading

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