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.

Some good – some bad!

Reader responses are beginning to come in to the Diana Poulton Biography!  Mostly good, though some very embarrassing mistakes have been picked up by more assiduous readers – nothing that changes the picture I’ve tried to build of Diana herself, … Continue reading

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THE BOOK Has landed!

Oh what a relief!  I was sure that nothing would happen, too many delivery dates promised in the last 4 months, but at 9.00am there was a knock on the door and boxes of books were delivered.  More importantly they … Continue reading

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Update on ‘Diana Poulton’

Oh woe is me! I just spoke to the printer to confirm that the book really would be here on Friday – and of course it won’t! They have now given me a “no-fail” date of 22nd August. David comforts … Continue reading

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The press is still stopped!

Patience isn’t enough, but I have no other response at my disposal, despite the fact that Diana Poulton should have been available by 4th May, and was then faithfully promised for delivery from the printer on 30th May, and has … Continue reading

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Still waiting, still angry, still helpless!

Here I am on 18th June, still without any word of my book and having paid half the cost of printing into the printer’s bank account with my order.  Biddles (whose praises I sang back in April) were apparently part … Continue reading

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The saga of finding a printer.

We all know how hard it is to find a publisher these days, even agents are under pressure to support as few books as possible, which is not good news for any of us who aspire to produce books.  Self-publishing … Continue reading

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Diana Poulton: The Lady with the lute

The Diana Poulton book will launch at the forthcoming John Dowland Conference at Fitzwilliam College in Cambridge (UK) on the 4th and 5th May.  The conference celebrates Dowland’s 450th anniversary! Producing the book has been a long and difficult labour … Continue reading

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Diana Poulton’s Life-story

At last I’m coming to the end of my long, long project to write the life-story of Diana Poulton.  It’s not going to be a book that everyone will want to read, but it gives an insight into the life … Continue reading

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