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Samantha by Kevin Morris Available in the Kindle Store

My new book, Samantha tells the story of a young girl forced into sex slavery in the city of Liverpool. Can Samantha escape from the mental and physical abuse inflicted on her or will she end her life in the … Continue reading

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My Author’s Facebook Page

I now have an author’s Facebook page which you can find here http://www.facebook.com/newauthoronline.

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Recessional by Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling is quite correctly perceived as a poet who celebrated and actively supported the British Empire. This is undoubtedly the case, however as can be seen in his “Recessional” the picture of a jingoist is not a wholly accurate … Continue reading

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How to Kill by Keith Douglas

How to Kill by Keith Douglas Under the parabola of a ball, a child turning into a man, I looked into the air too long. The ball fell in my hand, it sang in the closed fist: Open Open Behold … Continue reading

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If it quacks like a duck then it is a duck – well maybe

On 29 June 2012 The Wall Street Journal carried edited extracts of an interview with the inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil. Kurzweil postulates that by about 2029 machines will have achieved human level consciousness and the emotional understanding which goes … Continue reading

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Paint it Black the Rolling Stones

I was reminded of this great song by a live singer/songwriter at Ealing Beer Festival on Friday 6 July. She played a lot of great music but this was, undoubtedly one of my favourites http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AdP28V4RiU

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Worse Things Happen at Sea

I was reminded today of the value of people and how, in comparison to material possessions it is individual human beings who matter. Of course I have always known this but it was the breakage of two of my ornaments … Continue reading

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