Julia Webb-Harvey

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Month

August 2014

Writing authentically

You know when parts of your brain fire off each other, as connections from things you’ve read, seen, done spark together?  Well, authenticity has been my food for thought this week.  I start from the premise of a person liking to… Continue reading →

A great week!

    Why has it been so?  I feel energised, happy and productive.  These things matter to me, and when I look back on the last week, I can really say that I’ve had a ‘great week’.  Let’s take each… Continue reading →

The well-worn path of progress

I think that I’ve been in a wormhole in time, as I can’t believe it’s a month since I sat down for my last blog.  I haven’t been slacking, and I’m happy to report that I’m making steady progress on… Continue reading →

Book Review: We Are Called To Rise, Laura McBride

We Are Called to Rise tells the stories of four people – a woman in a crumbling marriage, a soldier waking up knowing he’s done something dreadful, a kindly social worker and a boy from an immigrant family.  These lives… Continue reading →

Book Review: The Casual Vacancy, JK Rowling

Barry Fairbrother dies creating a vacancy in the Parish Council.  It is not a harmonious time in local matters, with issues between the idyllic village of Pagford and its District Council Town of Yarvill over the area known as The… Continue reading →

Book review: The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt

  The Goldfinch is a painting by Fabritis, and on loan to MoMA in New York.  In a tragic set of events, 13 year-old Theo Decker acquires this valuable painting, losing his mother at the same time.  The Goldfinch follows… Continue reading →

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