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Ewan Lawrie

The picture is me signing copies of my novel, Gibbous House at Unbound Books HQ in Islington by the canal.
Both Moffat novels are available here

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The Picture Ranch 56

You want some more? Well here's some more. Doncha love it when there's a plot twist? No??? Oh well. Contains two Russian proverbs. Image by improbcat licence CC by SA 3.0

The Picture Ranch 55

Well, now Moffat III is done and dusted for the time being, it's time to move back to pre-WWII California to catch up with Micawber Fisher, P.I. Start at the beginning if you've the patience for it. Image from pxhere.com free for non-commercial use

A Nation of Caners*

No copyright on titles. *Del Amitri on the Writer's Den Musical Time Machine this morning. So I've nicked a title of a song from their latest album (I know, I thought they'd given up too, until I went to see them live in September). And we are... So, not about very much. You're welcome to pass by... Some of the pubs have had their names changed... And I like them all, really Image is from whatpub.com
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Even when I was in, I thought the Greenham protestors had a right to their protest. I remember it as being mostly peaceful. It went on a long time and they did win in the end. The length of the protest was probably why. Patience is a great weapon. Tempus omnium edax rerum. I shudder to think how it would have been in the age of social media. Anyway, this isn't about Greenham. It's (all) about me. Image author's own.

A Carnival

"Weeell... Ah ain't never seen such a bunch a' hucksters, flim-flam artists, 3-card monte, double dealing scoundrels in ma life" A visitor to our own very special Carnival in the Palace of Westminster. Image: No known restrictions. For information, see U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black & White Photographs http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/071_fsab.html


182 of my comments have received 196 Great Feedback votes

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You mean

Posted on Wed, 24 Nov 2021

 manifesto. And no, it's not.
The man is dishonest, slippery and unfit to govern.

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Posted in It Seems Our Leader Is Unwell

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Posted on Mon, 08 Nov 2021

This is our Facebook and Twitter Poem of the Week

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Posted in Inspired Walk

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When I was young

Posted on Thu, 04 Nov 2021

there was very little live sport at all on UK television. Now, there is so much. Perhaps too much, as you say. No matter what sports we follow I think we are over-faced with so much available. It's hard to believe just 50 years ago most sport was...

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Posted in A Modern Series

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Still involving,

Posted on Thu, 04 Nov 2021

I like how you only let out information a little at a time.

You have a couple of typos in this line ;

"The man and cat walked up to a low slung sport car. The man open the car door to let the cat"

 You need...

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Posted in "Willow's Tail" 22

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Thank you for reading

Posted on Mon, 01 Nov 2021

so carefully. It' s some 40 years since I lived further north than Lincoln and even then that was only 10 years out of 37 , the rest of which I spent in Berlin whilst in the RAF and then 14 years in Spain after I left. 

I shouldn't be...

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Posted in A Northern Song

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Posted on Thu, 21 Oct 2021

moody and magnificent!

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Posted in What is Buried at Thresholds

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Hi, Turlough.

Posted on Sat, 16 Oct 2021

Excellent work, it scans and the rhymes are un-forced. A great sense of place and character(s). I'm with you on your concerns about rhyme and how it can somehow infantilise (that's not quite the word I want) or undermine the seriousness of a...

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Posted in We Are Seacroft!

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This is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day

Posted on Fri, 15 Oct 2021

I always love it when our writers do something a little different. If we give ourselves lines to colour inside, we lose our creative edge. This disturbing account of true events is most deservedly our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day. Please...

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Posted in Esther Cox

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Posted on Sat, 09 Oct 2021

me of Tom Waits' Last Leaf (no bad thing, I hasten to add).

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Posted in The Last Leaf To Fall

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Loved the ending

Posted on Thu, 07 Oct 2021

I do sympathise to an extent, but swearing has been around a long time, in spite of the efforts of the censorious. The Puritans, the Roman Catholic Church's Flying Squad known as the Inquisition, the Victorian Age's Bowdler (and his sister) and...

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