A collection of six wonderfully quirky detective stories, featuring the ‘mystic’ former judge Basil Grant. Each story reveals a practitioner of an entirely new profession, and member of the Club of Queer Trades. (Summary by David Barnes)
Monthly writing magazine, aimed at writers of all abilities. Our unrivalled team of columnists – including novelists, poets, journalists and publishers – covers every genre: Judith Spelman meets big-name writers to bring you the inside story behind their achievements and also seeks out top tips from other well-known authors to help you get published. With great tips on short story development as well.
He was - to all intents and purposes - a high functioning addict. Blazing brightly and partying wildly as the 80s turned to the 90s, AIDS became an epidemic and politics turned really nasty, he was so busy, so distracted by the high life, that he could hardly see the inevitable, headlong tumble that must surely follow . . . Containing raw, electric extracts from his diaries of the time, More Fool Me is a brilliant, eloquent account by a man driven to create and to entertain - revealing a side to him he has long kept hidden.
In issue 174; Tips from a bestseller, Stay humble, Show or tell, Douglas McPherson shows how a sure fire winner of a short story proved to be anything but, Break into Cosy Crime, plus regular items – Dear Della, Guru, Technophobia, Story and Poetry contests, Flash comp and more.
Waiting for Kate BushThis unusual hybrid of satirical comic novel and music biography has two heroes: an American fan and the object of his fixation, the wildly eccentric singer Kate Bush..A fictional account of one strange man's obsessive preoccupation with England's even stranger 'Pre-Raphaelite nymph with the Minnie Mouse soprano', this is a hugely entertaining satirical pop story.Full of bizarre characters and plot twists it also sheds unexpected light on what Kate Bush has been up to in the long wilderness years since the release of her last album. Hardback edition.
Down by the river bank, where the wind whispers through the willow trees, is a very pleasant place to have a lunch with a few friends. But life is not always so peaceful for the Mole and the Water Rat. There is the time, for example, when Tad gets interested in motor-cars – goes mad about them in fact…
The story of the adventures of the Mole, Rat, Badger, and Toad has been loved by young and old for almost a hundred years.