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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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Struthio

Not the name of a minor Shakespearean character, but the genus Linnaeus first applied to ostriches, which once upon a time was applied to the Emu and later not. Escaped common ostriches in Australia have established feral populations. Image from pixhere.com and doctored by me.
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Cherry

There Will Be Dust (A Wedding Feast)

Going to a wedding tomorrow... Every gets soppy, even me. Image free for non-c use source: clipart.com
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Woodland Walk

Um... fairly self-explanatory, no? Picture taken by me when out walking the dog.
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The Myth of Olympians

I have played and followed sport all my life. I am thrilled by the endeavour, skill and sheer bloody-mindedness it takes to be the best at any sport. I just can't see the point of these Olympics, which are devalued by how they will be conducted. I really think a cancellation would have been better. Thousands of disappointed Olympian athletes, I know, but still... Image from wiki-commons fiddled with by me. Licence: CC BY 2.0
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Faces

We wear faces, until they wear us. Image created from PD components by author.

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182 of my comments have received 196 Great Feedback votes

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No, I just

Posted on Tue, 07 Jul 2020

thought it was a pseudonym and he was really called J.R.Hartley. Thanks for the good wishes, I'll need them!

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Posted in Tolkien on Disco Biscuits

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Moving

Posted on Wed, 13 May 2020

heartfelt poetry.

You have a typo in the last line. 'Liaison' looks funny, but is the correct spelling.

I enjoyed this.

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Posted in Mila

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Wish

Posted on Wed, 15 Apr 2020

I'd seen this yesterday. A bit of a sideways look itself, as I'm sure you intended.

You have a typo in para 6
"Her acquaintances or “friends” tend to have somewhat needy themselves,"

I cannot tell you...

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Posted in Crab Customs

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Builds well.

Posted on Tue, 14 Apr 2020

I wonder if you could have strung (ho,ho) the reader along a little longer. Not reveal that there are no strings quite yet. No matter. I'd be interested to read part II. Some might protest that your piece is a little over-written, but I think,...

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Posted in Got No Strings - Part 1

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I'm supposed

Posted on Wed, 01 Apr 2020

to be working on Moffat III, but changes at Unbound mean that it probably won't be accepted for publication, so I've kind of lost enthusiasm for it. Moffat II No Good Deed is on the final straight before publishing in September, Covid-19...

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This is

Posted on Wed, 26 Feb 2020

particularly good.

You have a typo, doubtless caused by your "spool chukka", in para  beginning 'In 1969...'

"The bus took us too and from the junior school."  You need 'to' here.

An excellent exploration of what...

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Posted in Buses

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Laughter

Posted on Wed, 19 Feb 2020

in the dark, I know, but it's still laughter. Thanks for making me laugh out loud.

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Posted in Pluto’s ode to Charon

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The beauty of

Posted on Wed, 19 Feb 2020

a classical education, recognising the names of planets' obscure moons. That suggests Boris would be quite at home, Trump perhaps would not. Although I admit both deserve to be under the Lord of the Underworld's aegis.
Anyway. I love this...

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Posted in Pluto’s ode to Charon

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Congratulations!

Posted on Tue, 04 Feb 2020

You get better and better at this kind of beautiful, bucolic poetry and that's why it is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day.

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Thank you

Posted on Wed, 15 Jan 2020

 for being such a good egg, in spite of the grim business you're dealing with. My mum, who nursed my Dad through a long drawn out dementia decline, is now difficult, inclined to see slights where none are intended. My sister bears the entire...

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Posted in The Low Men

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