Category Archives: Artful Dodger

Dodger Receives his Second Sentence. #SampleSunday #HistNov

The genial man who had been silently observing proceedings suddenly sat forward, cupping his chin in his hands.  ‘Why were the police and magistrates in London so lenient to you, Jack?’ he asked in a soft Irish accent.  ‘Do you … Continue reading

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Deciding the Dodger’s fate. #SampleSunday #HistNov

  Governor Gipps was a slim, dark-looking man with thick dark eye-brows underneath a receding fore-head.  This made him look as though he possessed a brain larger than the norm.  He leaned back in his chair and scrutinised Jack.  His … Continue reading

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Dodger and the Transportation Ship. #SampleSunday #HistNov

This is a sample from my novel ‘Artful’. It is available as an e-book from all good retailers. After being convicted of the theft of a snuff-box the prince of pick-pockets is sentenced to transportation to New South Wales.  As … Continue reading

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The Artful Dodger meets the Fowler household. #SampleSunday #Kindle

Dr Fowler commanded Jack to sit on the stool and remain silent.  All four turned expectantly towards the door as it opened and Surgeon Wills walked into the room. He beamed upon Fowler and Beatrice and bowed cordially to Lambert … Continue reading

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‘Artful’ #SampleSunday #Free today #Kindle #amwriting

Chapter 6 New Horizons The prisoners were taken out of the barracks and mustered along the quayside.  A party of Government officials appeared and, together with Lieutenant Bolt, passed up and down the line of men, studying their papers as … Continue reading

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Using the Disney Strategy in Your Writing

Robert Dilts is one of the key thinkers in Neuro-Linguistic Processing (NLP) and a number of the tools used by business on a day to day basis owe something to him. I attended his Master Practitioner course in 2003 and … Continue reading

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Artful #Free on Kindle Select #SampleSunday #amwriting

Artful is free on Kindle Select this weekend.  Here’s the first chapter. CHAPTER 1 TRANSPORTED The sun crawled up the London sky like an invalid part way through convalescence.  If it could have wheezed it would have wheezed.  If it … Continue reading

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