My Creative Reading Group

If you enjoy reading and discussing what you have read but haven’t enough time to plough through a whole novel, you’ll love this group. Unlike a traditional book group, it’s writer-led and there’s no homework (except for me!). I bring photocopies of a couple of short, self-contained texts – stories,…

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The Story Behind ‘Fighting It’

It all started in the summer of 2008, with our golden retriever’s belly swelling up – a phantom pregnancy, the vet said. Then there was the smell of rotting wood in our toilet – a leaking joint along the cistern pipe, my husband said. Then my blood test came back – a slight anomaly, my GP said. Nothing serious.

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