Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Writing - Helen Dunmore RIP

Sad news today in that another writer has been lost to us. I am sure her legacy will be read for years to come.

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Helen Dunmore (64)

Tributes have been paid to the Orange Prize-winning writer Helen Dunmore, who has died of cancer at the age of 64.
Author Philip Pullman remembered her as "a warm and generous human being", while Tracy Chevalier said she was "a graceful, elegant writer and person."
Dunmore won the first Orange Prize for women's fiction in 1996 for her novel A Spell of Winter.
Publisher Penguin Random House said it was "devastated by the loss of one of our best-loved authors".
Bloodaxe Books, which published Dunmore's first poetry collection, The Apple Fall in 1983, said it was "immensely saddened" by her passing.
Born in the Yorkshire town of Beverley in 1952, Dunmore also wrote books for children, short stories and translations.
Her most recent novel, Birdcage Walk, was published in March.

I share this with you because the legacy of writers' lasts many generations and it is fair to put it out there. Of course there are many hundreds of thousands of living authors trying to earn a crust and I came across one unfamiliar to me just yesterday.

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Peter Adams

Pete Adams is an architect and designs and builds projects around the UK when he’s not writing up a storm. Pete describes himself as an inveterate daydreamer, escaping into those dreams by writing funny stories that contain a thoughtful dash of social commentary. With a writing style inspired and shaped by his formative years on an estate that re-housed London families shortly after WWII, Pete’s Kind Hearts and Martinets series of books have been likened to the writing of Tom Sharpe.

Pete says that the best feedback he’s had on his work was that “it made me laugh, made me cry and made me think.” People have said they laugh out loud reading his books, and if he can continue to get that reaction from his readers then he says he would be very content indeed. Pete lives in Southsea with his partner, the Irish nana, and Charlie the star-struck Border terrier, the children having now flown the coop.

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I have just bought the first book in the Kind Hearts ...  series |Cause and Effect.

God Bless