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Journalism

Diplomacy and the media

Diplomacy and the media can have a rich, mutually beneficial relationship – but don’t always. Diplomats should build media skills, too. This is a sketch

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Novels

“Palladium” – free!

It’s time to sign up for a free advance copy of my Istanbul thriller “Palladium”. Publication of my Istanbul thriller Palladium by Immortal Works publishers

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Eternal Life

ETERNAL LIFE: what you should do next

“Eternal Life” is a re-edited, slimmed-down and improved version of my mis-named novel “Corona Crime”. It’s also the first novel published under my own name.

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Smirnoff I Used to be a very civil servant
Biography

Retirement: how it feels

Retirement to write full time may not be for everyone. But it can be a relief, as well as offering unexpected opportunities and challenges. ‘So,’

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Reviews

The Nameless Ones

Who knew that a conscience could be contagious? – Angel, musing, in The Nameless Ones I received my copy of The Nameless Ones, No. 19

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Miscellany

The Machine Stops

The Machine Stops, by E M Forster, is a brilliant analysis of how humankind is going wrong right now. Forster wrote it in 1909. Here

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