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Morrissey, Scandal, Backlashes and Bandwagons

It’s all so inevitable, isn’t it? A big scandal breaks, there’s a backlash, a lot of people jump on the bandwagon, a witch-hunt ensues, it all gets confused and in the end nothing much changes. I’m talking about the whole … Continue reading

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The Lone Sisterhood

If you’re in Edinburgh and want to celebrate International Women’s Day in a typically Edinburgh kind of way – that is low key, understated, unfussy, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it – get yourself along to the Portrait Gallery on Queen Street. There’s a small … Continue reading

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Money and Hegemony at the Edinburgh Fringe

How about that for a snappy title? I must still be under the influence of all these politically aware (leftie) comedians I’ve been going to see. Though, out of all them, no-one as yet has mentioned the most striking element … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Sex… age and image (the 5 stages)

Sex – there’s no getting away from it. It’s  everywhere. It’s an all-pervading life force that can be used for both good and evil. It’s a maker of dreams and a wrecker of dreams. And let’s face it we’re all … Continue reading

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Free Fringe – Hanging with Edgar Allan and the Strippers

Sunday, 4th August ‘But you’ll miss all the titties if you leave now!’ exclaimed the girl with her frightfully nice Home Counties accent as quite a few of us headed towards the exit after about half an hour of the … Continue reading

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Don’t be a Victim

You will have no doubt heard that Grace Dent, Hadley Freeman and Catherine Mayer have gone public about threats they’ve received online. And it’s entirely possible that you hadn’t heard of them before this time. Call me cynical but getting … Continue reading

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The Even Stranger Case of the Prime Minister’s Wife…

I remember when I first started working on the plot for my book The Rachel Redemption (originally called The Strange Case of the Prime Minister’s Wife) with it’s depiction of the PM’s saintly wife having an affair – I thought: … Continue reading

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