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Free short stories from Choc Lit and National Express!

Love Match cropChoc Lit and National Express are giving away twelve lovely short stories with choccy recipies as downloads – Just click here.
It’s my story that’s today’s freebie!
‘Are Diamonds Forever?’ features a ring, a tattoo, a fox (in more ways than one) and a recipe for Rocky Row (which features a lot of scrummy stuff and I have selflessly tried it out for you. Several times.)

So if you’d like to treat yourself to short stories from Choc Lit’s wonderful writers, just follow the link, and enjoy.

Ebooks can be read on loads of devices, these days, from your phone to your tablet to your PC. My device of choice is a Kindle and I’ve been stocking it up ready for time off over Christmas. Here’s what’s awaiting me:

Staying Away at Christmas, Katie Fforde

Old Desires, Liz Fielding

Winter Warmers, Carole Matthews

You Had Me at Hello, Mhairi McFarlane

Tall, Dark and Kilted, Lizzie Lamb

Santa Maybe, Scarlett Bailey

The Silent Touch of Shadows, Christina Courtenay

Holiday Affair, Annie Seaton.

OK, I probably won’t get them all read, but it’s great to have a lovely big ‘to be read’ list.

So what are you going to be reading over Christmas?



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Are you interested in scriptwriting?

St Hilda’s College, Oxford                           2012 Media Conference


Professionals discuss the business of writing for film, television and radio

Saturday 27th October 2012

Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda’s College

Chair of St Hilda’s Media Network:  Nicolette Jones (Sunday Times)

Guest of Honour:  Whit Stillman

10.30 – 11am                         Registration, coffee, networking

11 am – 12 noon            RADIO AND AUDIO:  THE PICTURES ARE BETTER                                                Panel:  Marion Nancarrow (BBC Radio Drama producer), Matt

Fitton (Big Finish writer)                                                          Chair:   Karen Holden (St Hilda’s, BBC Radio producer)

12 noon – 1pm            TV AND RADIO COMEDY:  NO FRIEND LIKE A SITCOM Panel: Ian Brown (freelance TV & radio comedy writer), Sioned Wiliam (freelance TV producer), Jean Buchanan (St Hilda’s, freelance TV & radio writer)                                           Chair:   Elizabeth Edmondson (St Hilda’s, novelist).

1pm – 2pm                           Lunch

2.15 – 3.15pm              TV DRAMA:  ONLY COPS AND DOCS?                                     Panel: Katharine Way (TV continuing series writer), Pooky Quesnel (St Hilda’s, actress & TV writer), Sarah Pinborough (novelist, TV & film writer)                                                            Chair:   Juliet E. McKenna (St Hilda’s, SFF writer)

3.15 – 4.15pm              FILM:  THE BIG SCREEN                                                               Panel: Whit Stillman (writer-director, Metropolitan, The Last Days of Disco, Barcelona, Damsels in Distress), Harriet Rees (producer, Chalet Girl), Meg Davis (literary agent)                      Chair:   Roger Kirby (St Hilda’s Visiting Law Fellow)

4.15pm approx.                  Closing remarks, tea/coffee.

All timings are approximate, and please note the possibility of unforeseen      circumstances causing changes in the speakers listed above.

Cost, including refreshments & lunch:   £25   (students £15)

Booking, etc.:  http://www.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/alumnae-friends/events-and-reunions

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