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Sergeant Mendick and the themes and influences of Victorian crime novels

Many years ago I read about a ship named Madagascar. According to the story, this vessel was a¬†clipper that was pirated by her own crew. The loyal hands were murdered and there was rape and pillage. A bit like Treasure … Continue reading

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When Inspiration Knocks

It has been said that any book is ten per cent inspiration and ninety per cent perspiration, but without that initial spark of something, any written work is¬†drudgery. It is that ten per cent that gives the writer a chance … Continue reading

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