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, …