Smorgasbord Invitation to End of Summer Party 26th-28th August – Let’s Dance with Paul Andruss

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On hearing that I was holding my end of summer party at the weekend here on Smorgasbord, Paul Andruss donned his dancing shoes and volunteered some suggestions for music that we might play. As always with Paul you get a lot more that you bargained for and in this post we are warned about the dangers of getting carried away with the conga….

It’s a Party: Let’s Dance by Paul Andruss

Everyone likes to dance at parties, but, believe me you might not be too keen on joining this line dance. Peter Gabriel’s Moribund the Burgermeister tells of the sinister outbreaks of dancing manias afflicting Europe during the Middle-Ages, often between bouts of the Black Death. These dancing plagues were named St Vitus’ or St John’s Dance as they were believed to be curses sent by those respective saints.

People, sometimes even one person, would start dancing erratically. Soon, others…

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Mystery Monday: “Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I” by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

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It gives me greatest pleasure to announce 
the Launch of
Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I
by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

This is the second “three things” serial, in novel form Murder at the Bijou — ThreeIngredients I. by the fabulous Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene.

Bijou front only 2Yes, that’s the cover. (She loves making covers!) Teagan kept it similar to the one for the first serial,The Three Things Serial Story, but with different 1920s photos.

For those of you who are not familiar with her blog serials, here is Teagan introducing it:

Ages ago I developed a writing exercise. I asked friends to give me three completely random things. Then I would write until I had mentioned all the things. I brought that exercise to my blog (Teagan’s Books), but I had the readers send me their things. I let the random things drive every detail…

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Smorgasbord Weekly Round Up – The Good Life #Waterford History and amazing guest writers

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Welcome to the round up and some posts that you might have missed. Especially if you have taken my advice and have not signed up for notifications. You would be so stressed!  I know that I blog a great deal but by now you are used to that by now.. Popping in on a Sunday is probably your best bet so that you can select the posts that you are interested in.

Next weekend there is going to a change to the programme as it will be a three day party on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Unfortunately I may have tipped our summer into its own pity party when I announced this last week, as it has been blowing a hooligan and pouring with rain ever since!  However, we will not let a little moisture get in our way.

My intention is to mention as many of those people who…

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Historical Saturday New Release: “A Hundred Tiny Threads” by Judith Barrow | writerchristophfischer

Many thanks to Olga for this reblog.

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Fellow author Christoph Fischer shares her experience of attending the launch of Judith Barrow’s new book A HUNDRED TINY THREADS. Congratulations!

HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY – ‘A Hundred Tiny Threads’ by Judith Barrow – the prequel to the Howarth Family Series was published a few days ago. Starting in 1911 over the years we…

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Historical Saturday New Release: “A Hundred Tiny Threads” by Judith Barrow

A lovely surprise for me this morning on writer christophfischer ~ Books, Reviews and bookish thoughts.

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HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY – ‘A Hundred Tiny Threads’ by Judith Barrow – the prequel to the Howarth Family Series was published a few days ago. Starting in 1911 over the years we uncover the threads that bind Winifred and Bill together.

“Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds
of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.”
Simone Signoret.

I had the good fortune to be able to attend the packed launch event of this long awaited book at Waterstones in Carmarthen.

You can read all four books in any order, they are stand alone books but as we discussed this issue with Judith, the consensus was that reading them in the order they were written might be the best option.

I’ve been a fan of Judith’s amazing stories and her lovable persona for years and enjoyed joining her large group of readers and supporters…

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