Happiness, Again…

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Just a quick post to say that if anybody wants to snap up a copy of my Introducing Happiness book, it is available as a part of the 12 Days of Kindle promotion for a short period for 99p in the UK. The offer ends January 7th. The link to the book in the UK is here.

Therapeutic Philosophy and the Pharmacopoeia of Humankind

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Some time ago, I attended a conference — I won’t say where the conference was — at which a certain speaker was talking about what he called the “fundamental conditions of human existence”. The speaker was a tall, rather distinguished looking Norwegian academic; and as he spoke, he laid out what he believed these conditions to be. “Existential loneliness,” he …

US Launch of The Descent of the Lyre

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For those in the USA, my novel, [amazon_link id=”9380905076″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Descent of the Lyre[/amazon_link] should be released over the other side of the water tomorrow, on the 11th December. So some time during the next week, news of its availability should have filtered through to your favourite bookseller: just in time for Christmas…

Lyre reviewed on Vulpes Libris

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I was very pleased this morning to wake up to a lovely review of [amazon_link id=”9380905076″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Descent of the Lyre[/amazon_link] on the excellent Vulpes Libris, one of my favourite book blogging sites. Here’s a short extract:   “It’s just a good novel, a very good read, and a highly memorable tale told simply. Buckingham also writes compellingly as …

On Radio Wildfire, in the Loop

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Radio Wildfire is one of the UK’s most innovative literary radio stations, broadcasting on the first Monday of every month, and—in between—offering all kinds of literary goodness in their continually streaming Loop. This month, I’m in the Loop, giving a couple of readings from my novel, [amazon_link id=”9380905076″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Descent of the Lyre[/amazon_link]. Tune in to have a listen …

Bibliodiversity, Competition and Charismatic Megafauna

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Tomorrow is the UK launch event for my novel, [amazon_link id=”9380905076″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Descent of the Lyre[/amazon_link]; and I’m delighted to be launching it alongside my good friends, Jonathan Taylor, Maria Taylor and Simon Perril, who are all launching books of their own (Jonathan’s [amazon_link id=”1907773274″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Entertaining Strangers[/amazon_link], Maria’s [amazon_link id=”0957098456″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Melanchrini[/amazon_link] and …

Contact Form

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Just a quick post to say that I’ve fixed the contact form on this site. Never needing to contact myself, I’d overlooked the fact that after changing a few settings, the form was no longer working properly. Things should now be back to normal (I’ve just tested the new form, and it works fine), so you can go here to …

“The Lake” – a Short Story in “Overheard: stories to Read Aloud”

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I’m very pleased to say that today is the publication day for Overheard – Stories to Read Aloud, edited by Jonathan Taylor and published by Salt Publications. My contribution to the collection (in the section called “Laughing Stories”)  is called “The Lake”, a story I owe to a strange encounter with a nude bather, several years ago, somewhere in the …

Book Launch! November 17th 2012.

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For those of you who are in striking distance of Leicester, in the UK, do come along to the book launch of the year. I’ll be launching [amazon_link id=”9380905076″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Descent of the Lyre[/amazon_link] along with Maria Taylor who will be launching her poetry collection,[amazon_link id=”0957098456″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Melanchrini[/amazon_link], Jonathan Taylor who will be launching his novel, …

The Descent of the Lyre review on thebookbag.co.uk

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There’s a wonderful new five star review of [amazon_link id=”9380905076″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Descent of the Lyre[/amazon_link] up on book review website, theBookBag.co.uk. “Seasoned with knowledge of philosophy and storytelling as well as a deft touch and lyrical beauty,” they say, “it feels totally original.” You can read the full review here, and if you are convinced, you can [amazon_link id=”9380905076″ …