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Mister Fox: Winter’s Tail…

Where is Mister Fox? The night howls in triumph… pale eyes watch from the shadows… It is the night of the Hunter’s Moon and the dancing ground should be alive with flame as the Foxes dance in the dark. But … Continue reading

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But ‘n’ Ben…

Gauche… Gangly… Currently scrofulous… Bark Jaw-Dark contemplated the pork pie he had recently fished from the depths of the jacket pocket of his un-pressed suit and placed it whole in his mouth. “Hey, Jordache!” “Jaw-Dark,” spluttered Bark through the pork … Continue reading

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All about the Pear Tree…

* …One of the things they taught me at High Furrow was that love has gone out of fashion. ‘Love, is passé,’ they said. In fact, so outmoded a concept was love that the people there could not even bring … Continue reading

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Kraas…

* Dark night, utterly dark. Probably just as well. If his friends could see him and knew where he was going… Not that he knew where he was going himself, just who he was meeting and that was bad enough! … Continue reading

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A novel look at Merlin

Jamie had gone to bed as soon as the others had left and Merlin had followed shortly afterwards. He was still considering the problem of the barguest as he undressed and threw his clothes in a heap on the chair. … Continue reading

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Mister Fox and The Green Man…

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…And the Green Man

* …If Tee’s study was the hub of intelligence, then Miss Hunnyfludd’s office, which comprised no more than a hastily compromised ante-chamber to its plush superior, was the heart… Thomas Welch was currently making himself at home in the heart … Continue reading

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Mister Fox…

* The Grand-Father Clock, tock…tock…tocked reassuringly in the corner of the oak-panelled study. Through the window to one side the ancient time piece’s Big Brother could be discerned dominating the metropolitan sky-line… Tee was willfully oblivious of the time. He … Continue reading

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Swords redrawn… #bookextract #fantasy

Some years ago, I published a fantasy novel, set in the magical landscape of Yorkshire. It was initially written to preserve some of the stories and folklore I had learned as a child, wandering the moors with my grandfather. From … Continue reading

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A song in the darkness…

“… It was like waking into a nightmare within a dream. I could feel sticky limbs attaching themselves to me all over, leeching the life from me. When I dared to open my eyes all I could see were these … Continue reading

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