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Coldwater Cottage – 1: The Surface

Welcome to the promised new serialisation from the Eclectics, which will post at the same time every Monday for the next few weeks. I have fond memories of outlining Coldwater Cottage in a bar in Dahab, in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula,

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Greater minds: Lauren Beukes on writing the other

Lauren Beukes wrote an article on writing diverse characters. She described the reading and conversation she used to research Zoo City. To write a character from a different culture or subculture, we need to vicariously experience it. It would be

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Spirit of the Valley

‘The spirit of the valley is without end’. I nodded at the sign over the bar. “What’s that mean, then?” The pub landlord was straight out of central casting. Ruddy cheeks, a mop of grey hair and a West Country

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Resting in Peace

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All Saints in Hastings

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