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Drew Gummerson

Author of Me and Mickie James (Jonathan Cape) and The Lodger (GMP), and many stories here and there. Follow me at @drewgum. Seven Nights At The Flamingo Hotel is coming November 2020. Pre-order here https://www.beardedbadgerpublishing.com/online-store

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The Long and Spectacular Life of Agnes Magnusdottir part 9

Chapter 6. "You can open your eyes now." It is the surprises, some say, that keep us alive. Without surprises we would be mere automatons moving...
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The Long and Spectacular Life of Agnes Magnusdottir 8

Extract from The Ministry of Complaints The sound was quite spectacular. Hans faked one enormous sneeze and then another. The tears running down his...
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The Long and Spectacular Life of Agnes Magnusdottir 7

Chapter 5. I pushed The Ministry of Complaints across the counter towards the librarian. He picked it up, opened the front cover and looked at me...
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The Long and Spectacular Life of Agnes Magnusdottir 6

Extract from The Ministry of Complaints reproduced with the permission of Orlando Press. Copyright remains with the author. Or representative of the...
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The Long and Spectacular Life of Agnes Magnusdottir 5

Chapter 4. I had read The Ministry of Complaints when I was fourteen years old. It had come out that year and had caused something of a sensation...

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221 of my comments have received 234 Great Feedback votes

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The history lesson works, I

Posted on Sat, 11 Sep 2021

The history lesson works, I think, because it's told in such a particular specific voice. 

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Posted in Troubles

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I would flesh this out more.

Posted on Wed, 08 Sep 2021

I would flesh this out more. What was the room like? What did she look like? Not overdoing it. 
 

And there is too much direct speech. Read it out. Does it sound the way someone speaks? 
 

I like the story tho...

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Posted in Maria and the Bellasis Family 3

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It's hard not to overdo the

Posted on Mon, 06 Sep 2021

It's hard not to overdo the sentimentality in these things. And you've got this pitch perfect. It's really lovely. 

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Posted in Gentlemen and Players

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As above. I love both the

Posted on Sun, 05 Sep 2021

As above. I love both the poem and the tale. And I want to eat some Korean food. It used to be my favourite thing but there aren't many Korean restaurants in these parts. 

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Posted in The Swallow's Broken Leg

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Excellent! 

Posted on Fri, 03 Sep 2021

Excellent! 

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Posted in Coyle Loyal

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It was in the days I had an

Posted on Thu, 02 Sep 2021

It was in the days I had an agent. I think I was trying to write a thriller.... 

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Posted in The Long and Spectacular Life of Agnes Magnusdottir

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Congratulations Mark. Another

Posted on Thu, 19 Aug 2021

Congratulations Mark. Another really good council estate story. 

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Posted in Minefield

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Well done Paul. Great poem. 

Posted on Tue, 17 Aug 2021

Well done Paul. Great poem. 

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Posted in Leaving Home

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Excellent poem. Takes me

Posted on Mon, 16 Aug 2021

Excellent poem. Takes me right there. 

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Posted in Naples: balcony overlooking Via Firenza

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Well, I love Highsmith. She

Posted on Wed, 11 Aug 2021

Well, I love Highsmith. She wouldn't fare well in the twitter-verse these days. She didn't like people very much. But was fond of snails. And was known to attend parties with a bagful of them.... 

Her first book was Strangers on a Train....

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Posted in Danger Mouse

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