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Midsummer in Moscow: Summer Readaround – 28 June 2017

Not that Moscow broil. The Ayrshire Moss-cow (so-pronounced I’m reliably informed) and as breathtaking in its quieter way. That’s the pull of these Readarounds for nomads such as me. I get to explore this country I moved to three years ago; and hitch a ride to others through listening to my fellow writers’ work. First I got mine out of the way. I’d written nothing new, so inspired by a piece...

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Summer Readaround – 7 June 2017: wrestling with writer’s withdrawal

For those with writer’s withdrawal, we managed a quick fix by attending our second of the summer readrounds, hosted by Maggie, in the magical setting at her home in Kilmaurs.   Linda kicked the evening off by offering a chapter of her work-in-progress novel ‘A Clean Slate’.  We were introduced to Annie Dobson, a maid working in The Imperial whose mundane life had consisted of brooms, bedlinen...

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