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5 star reviews for ‘Silverback’ by Simon Minchin

Rich, varied, satisfying – bravo! A very impressive collection of short fiction with a lot of cultural references and societal issues at its heart. The stories are well written and make a point without feeling ranty or overcooked. Subjects range through class and climate change…

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I took some luncheon today with Mr Essex.

We adjourned to a small coffee house near to the centre of town where we discussed our upcoming venture, to wit the publication of a number of stories that I have seen fit to write. I love the Dickensian scratchy-pen, ink-stained-fingers feel about writing, even…

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In a grain of sand.

In the winter, the beach is a painting. A smudged landscape, sea-grey and sky-blue, where charcoal stick figures throw balls for dogs and rubber-black surfers climb foaming peaks. But in the summer, it’s a postcard. A saucy, salacious snapshot of too much flesh exposed to...
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Emojis by Edvard.

We are pale and bloodless ghosts trapped inside this infernal machine. Like rats in a cage that we built ourselves, we chase through the maze for no reason. Log on, engage and hang out. We search for meaning in the glow of a screen where...
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In the beginning…

And on this noisily rainy and wetly windswept day, a few more stories get a final polish and I begin to fill the new website with 'content'. 'Content', eh? Pah! Words, pictures, ideas and a bit of love; that's what I thought I'd fill it...