My Books

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I’m a writer, illustrator, singer and editor. This site is about the books I’ve written and/or illustrated.

You can view and buy my art through Etsy at Richmonde Boutique.

You can hire my editing services at FLM Partners.

Follow my blog THE ART OF WORDS for chat about language (and art, movies and detective stories).
Follow my blog TO THE MANOR BORN for musings on the English class system.
Listen to my tracks on SOUNDCLOUD (traditional music from around the world).

My novel WITCH WAY NOW? is available for Kindle and in paperback at Amazon.

Teenager Anna’s supernatural talents make her friends at her new school, but then she runs up against the local coven… Moving to London and working in a boutique, she thinks she’s left her troubles behind. No such luck, but she finds some unexpected friends. A thrilling tale of magic, mystery and love set in the streets, shops and bedsits of Swinging London. It’s funny, you might like it.

I have published several mini ebooks, available at Amazon for the Kindle at low, low prices.

CLICHES: A DICTIONARY OF RECEIVED IDEAS
ALSO AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK FROM AMAZON AND ETSY.

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Bromides, clich├®s, sayings, nonsense, myths, urban legends, word origins and factoids that we love to believe in.

More than the usual list of cliches, which tend to explain the origin and use of a cliche: it gets to the heart of the silly things that we all tend to think from time to time and it helps prevent misleading thoughts and writing.  (Richard P. Bridge)

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BOO & HOORAY: DYSPHEMISMS AND EUPHEMISMS
All the rhetoric you need to get your party into power, sell unpopular policies, disguise your lobby group’s real intentions or knock down beautiful old buildings. How to use nice words for nasty things, make subjects undiscussable, overstate your case, appeal to our baser instincts and much, much more.

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MOVIE AND TV CLICHES
Situations, plots, dialogue and characters you hoped you’d never see or hear again.

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HOW TO TALK POSH
How do the upper classes really speak? Do they still say “How spiffing, old boy?” Here’s your guide to the vocabulary of the best British sets.

I chose this book out of curiosity. I found its comedic value more interesting than its value as a serious handbook on how to talk posh. (Amazon review)

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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO…?
A nostalgic gallop down memory lane, rounding up those fads, fashions and phenomena that have faded from our lives.

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JOBS YOU NEVER KNEW EXISTED
Thinking of a change of career? Why not retrain as an alligator wrangler or wedding choreographer? Lots of ideas here (not all of them legal, decent, honest or truthful).

I’ve had some odd jobs in my time… but I’ve barely scratched the surface of alternative employment, judging by the contents of this book! (Mike Savage)

I illustrated a children’s book written by my sister, Polly Fisher. It is inspired by our gran’s unusual cooking skills, and happy times at the village fete.

CLARE, GRAN AND THE SEVEN-LAYER PIE

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