Light Reading — Not

A couple of weeks ago (back in the days of my old blog), I wrote a post about the launch party for Aliya Whiteley’s latest book. I first ‘met’ Aliya on the writers’ work­shop and for­um UKAuthors site. Later, Aliya edited my first book, Déjà Vu; and yet it was only two weeks ago that I found out how to pro­nounce her name cor­rectly.
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Real Magic

I want to inaug­ur­ate this new blog with a few thoughts on magic and storytelling.Some weeks back, the film The Prestige fell through my let­ter­box via LoveFilm. It’s a pro­duc­tion of the Nolan sib­lings, Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan. The film stars Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale as viciously com­pet­it­ive magi­cians whose attempts at one-upman­ship reach bru­tal heights only minutes in. Continue read­ing “Real Magic”