Author Archives: mikeliddle

World Book Night

On Monday April 23rd, it will be World Book Night, and I’ve just been to collect my 24 copies of Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, which I’ll be giving out to friends, colleagues, and possibly the odd … Continue reading

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Where are they now?

As I was steadily breast stroking my way up and down the swimming pool this evening (2 kilometres, since you ask), my mind was turning over various plot and character ideas for a book I’d love to write. An Edinburgh … Continue reading

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London riots

I’m one of the outraged majority. Who do the rioters think will pay for the damage they’re causing?  They will.  Only they don’t see it like that.  They don’t realise that their car insurance premiums are rising with every car … Continue reading

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Difficult choices

Today’s election day in Scotland could be the closest we’ve seen since, well, the last. The bookies are backing the SNP to retain power at Holyrood, and, to be honest I think they’re probably right. For me, today’s constituency vote … Continue reading

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Some snowy thoughts

Scotland is slowly getting back to some semblance of normality on the roads now, though we’re by no means back to clear roads. I’ve been driving far more than has been recommended over the last four days (police forces in Central … Continue reading

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A musical hero

It was thirty years ago today (as the song almost says) that John Lennon was murdered in New York. Writing the word “murdered” above didn’t seem right. John Lennon’s death is always phrased as “killed”, occasionally “assassinated” or “gunned down”, … Continue reading

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How would you spend your £10?

A crowd gathered around the doorway of a shop normally means the opening of a brand new store, an Apple Store, maybe. I was quite intrigued when I saw the small crowd gathered around a shop on the upper level … Continue reading

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