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Translation…. an Act of Seduction

Dr Anna Pia is based in Edinburgh, a language graduate with a Doctorate in Education(2008) and an interest in language, dialogue and identity. She started writing seriously in 2011 and has a history of writing for different audiences. Anna has been published in the Times Educational Supplement many times, the Scottish Educational Review and other …

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The Burden – Essay by Mike Smith

Mike Smith writes poetry, plays and essays – mostly on the short story form, in which he writes as Brindley Hallam Dennis. He blogs at www.Bhdandme.wordpress.com . He lives on the edge of England within sight of a sliver of Solway Firth. __________________     The Burden – The Gardener by Rudyard Kipling. By Mike Smith Several critics …

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Collaboration-  Caron Freeborn

An editor at Abacus once complained, reading a draft of my second novel, that it didn’t have enough flags to help the reader through.  ‘We don’t all live inside your head you know,’ he said.  Adding, ‘And thank God for that.’  Harsh, but fair. I’ve told that story against myself for years, but it’s only …

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