Category Archives: Writing Lives

Whether the story is fiction or non-fiction, it’s the life and complexity of the characters which fascinates both the writer and the reader.

The life and times of Robert Spencer

At last, after the disappointment and failure of my work with the classical guitarist and lutenist, Julian Bream, I have decided on a new project.  Robert Spencer (1932 – 1977) was a singer, lutenist, musicologist, researcher and collector of musical manuscripts … Continue reading

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The problems of book cover design

We live in a digital age and have become used to finding high quality images available – even if at a price.  So it came as a surprise to find that though Norwich Castle Museum had an image of the … Continue reading

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Another title from Smokehouse Press

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Patrick Noble is available direct from Smokehouse Press, price £12.50 plus postage. I’m very happy to say that Smokehouse has published it’s fourth book!  This time it’s, as they say, it’s something completely different!  Patrick … Continue reading

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Shortlisted in the East Anglian Book Awards 2014

Diana Poulton, the lady with the lute has been shortlisted in the biography section of this year’s East Anglian Book Awards!  I couldn’t be more delighted.  The judge for this section, Diana Souhami said such flattering things about the book, … Continue reading

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New title from Smokehouse Press

Publication date – 2nd November – printer permitting! Noted writer on all things socio-historical-ecological, and a well known and committed organic farmer, Patrick Noble’s latest book A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be available from early November. Noble’s account of the … Continue reading

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Writing Minnesota

It seems horribly unkind that everyone we told we were coming to Minnesota looked askance! Why there of all places! The answer of course, that David was teaching one of his lute-making summer schools at Dan Larsen’s Gamut Music workshop, … Continue reading

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News from the printer!

At last I have publication dates for the two new titles from Smokehouse Press! On the Track of Richard Long by Juliet Miller, will be available (price £18.00 plus p+p from Thursday 3rd July 2014. Leadership in Residential Child Care – … Continue reading

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A new title from Smokehouse Press.

On the track of Richard Long by Juliet Miller The renowned British artist Richard Long has made and shown work internationally for over forty years. He has won the Turner Prize and in 2013 was awarded the CBE. Some of … Continue reading

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ON THE TRACK OF RICHARD LONG

Smokehouse Press News – We are very pleased and proud to be publishing Juliet Miller’s brilliant new account of Richard Long’s work, and her own journey of discovery as she searches for not only the works themselves but signs of … Continue reading

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Roots of Revival Conference

From Tuesday 11th – Friday 14th March 2014 the Horniman Museum is hosting a conference which might interest readers of these pages.  The Roots of Revival will provide a range of speakers on the 19th and 20th century revival of … Continue reading

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