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Football Hooligan

He is clever enough to know that He’s semi-literate and sounds like a fool And He’s sensitive enough know that He’s tolerated because he’s a laugh But He’s too lazy to do anything about it. He’s clever enough to know … Continue reading

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Gender reversal in Thriller Writing: an experiment*

The objectification of women is commonplace in British society. Thriller novels do more than that. Many, very many, storylines revolve round predatory men, sadism and vulnerable women. Indeed sadism is so commonplace that it’s startling when passages are re-written with … Continue reading

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The Generations

When I was little I thought my Dad knew absolutely everything about everything. He thought nothing of stripping down the starter motor on our old car to replace the carbon brushes – to mending our shoes. He even replaced broken … Continue reading

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