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The one time poet laureate, Andrew Motion, has written a sequel to Treasure Island entitled Silver, which will be released in August. I have nothing against Motion, personally, but I must admit I sighed when I read this. It really is comparable to remakes in film,...

My girlfriend's books arrived on Monday and, since then, we have been busy organising everything by the Grand Shelving Scheme. That, if you haven't read the previous entries, is where we shelve authors by their date of birth. It's been a nice thing to do, despite...

Today wasn't quite here, that's how I'm playing it. In case you haven't seen it, the details on the Paul Haines memorial have been put up by Jules, his wife. A Memorial Service will be held for Paul on: Saturday 10th March, 1pm 382 Waterfall Gully Road, Rosebud Light...

This morning, my friend Paul Haines died after a long battle with cancer. It was not unexpected, but it remains incredibly sad. Despite myself, I had hoped for news otherwise. I liked Haines. Everyone I knew liked him, and the loss is great, very much so....

It's an ugly first draft--they all are, for me--but I'm on the final climax and I've passed one hundred thousand words. I planned for one twenty, and I reckon that's about where it will sit, give or take a few thousand, at the end when...

The Greens are backed by idealism and all the energy of youth. Now they are sanctified by a formal alliance with a minority Labor government. The alliance confers legitimacy on a political force whose central strategic purpose is the elimination of Labor as the alternative...

The new book proceeds along, closing in on a hundred thousand words. I should have a rough ending down in a couple of weeks and then the real writing can begin. Of that, I have fifty of it straight, only needing minor edits, another thirty...