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Lockdown Review

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Lockdown Review

There’s an interesting story behind the writing of Peter May’s last book.

Written back in 2005, it was his third manuscript and penned while the author was struggling to get his works published. When he submitted it to his agent, he was told that, while they liked it, the idea of a city-wide lockdown in London during a bird-flu pandemic seemed hopelessly unrealistic. May took the novel, placed it in a drawer and forgot about it for fifteen years.

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The Appeal of Romance Novels

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The Appeal of Romance Novels

There is a genre out there for everyone, and, as mentioned on the blog before, the popularity of certain genres is somewhat cyclical. Thrillers are all the rage now but prior to that it was teen/young adult, and prior to that we saw the techno thriller and horror selling like gang busters. There have, however, been other genres that have comfortably sat at the side and remained a constant throughout these periods of specific popularity, that retain an audience despite never having shared the limelight themselves.

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How to Stay Motivated

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How to Stay Motivated
In previous blogs on Mumble Books, we have spoken, to a varying degree, about things you can do to ensure that project you’re working on gets done. But we have never explicitly spoken about staying motivated.

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Start 2021 the Right Way

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Start 2021 the Right Way
2020 has been an…interesting year. We don’t seem to know whether we’re in lockdown or not, we seem to have covid under control, then there’s a new wave, we make plans with our friends and family only to be told they cannot happen. For many, it’s been a write off. However, that’s not to say you need to go into 2021 with the same feeling of dread.

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John le Carre Obituary

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John le Carre Obituary
We here at Mumble Books are always keen on giving authors a spotlight with out Author Profile blogs. We have had one planned for John le Carre for early next year, however, with the sad news of his passing on 12th December, we felt it prudent not just to talk up this literary giant, but to list five of his best novels throughout his near sixty-year career.

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