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One Word Anthology

One Word Anthology is the latest book I’ve selected to review for Alfie Dog Fiction, and it’s just as it says on the tin: stories and poems inspired by a one word theme. The collection has 38 stories (which I … Continue reading

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A Wish for Christmas

This unusual array of short stories, published by Alfie Dog Fiction, is brought together under the topical theme of Christmas. I say unusual, because some of the subject matter is not necessarily what you might expect to find in a … Continue reading

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3am and Wide Awake

by Sarah England A thriller, or horror, story is not at the top of my list when it comes to reading matter, as it typifies, for me, a precursor to relentless nightmares and escorted trips to the loo in the … Continue reading

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Danish Crime – Manchester Literature Festival

Last Monday, my husband and I – can’t help but come over all regal whenever I hear that phrase – attended the first of this year’s events at the Manchester Literature Festival. This was Danish Crime featuring ‘two of Denmark’s … Continue reading

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Thrice Upon A Time

Thrice Upon A Time is not only the title of this compilation of eighteen fairy tales specially reimagined for adults, but the first story in this collection. Published by Alfie Dog Fiction and featuring an eclectic group of authors, the stories … Continue reading

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Stuffed Robins Don’t Fly

by Gill McKinlay Stuffed Robins Don’t Fly is a collection of easy-to-read short stories that can be absorbed in one sitting on a lazy day, or dipped into periodically whilst enjoying a break for coffee. The subject matter involves the every … Continue reading

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Lovers Take Up Less Space – An Alphabet Guide To The Tube

by Rosemary J.Kind Lovers Take Up Less Space – An Alphabet Guide To The Tube is more than just an amusing look at the London Underground; it is a comprehensive companion to conduct the unfamiliar passenger through every nuance of … Continue reading

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Essence of Humour – 17 Short Stories

Yesterday, I received an email asking if I’d like to join the Alfie Dog Fiction Reader Panel. The panel is restricted to twelve people (with any other interested parties held on a waiting list) and as a member I would … Continue reading

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Life after Life

by Kate Atkinson I have recently finished reading Kate Atkinson’s ‘Life after Life’ and am left feeling bereft. Bereft because it was so good that I didn’t want it to end. Her writing style flows with the fluidity of a … Continue reading

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Apple Tree Yard

by Louise Doughty Apple Tree Yard is a novel full of surprises. It begins in a courtroom with the protagonist, Yvonne Carmichael, in the witness box giving evidence. We have no idea what this evidence pertains to at this particular … Continue reading

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