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Would you answer the moral dilemma in Put Right, asks author Tom Paver

Posted on 08/06/2012 09:42:35 AM

In the novel Put Right by Tom Paver the author - me - poses a philosophical question of Sean Madden, the son of the Irish emigre Theresa Madden. Theresa, as you may know, is defrauded out of an inheritance and she asks her son, in a heart-rending letter, to ensure that this old wrong is 'put right'...

Author Tom Paver launches Put Right on Amazon for kindle

Posted on 08/05/2012 02:47:10 AM

Whisper it quietly (counter-intuitive, I know), but Put Right is now up for sale on Amazon. You can find it here. It's up there so that we can assess the whole upload process and iron out any gremlins.  Apart from a couple of minor layout issues, there don't appear to be any. The next three nov..

The Philharmonic pub is the world's most ornate, believes author Tom Paver

Posted on 08/04/2012 03:16:55 PM

They may be closing at a rate of knots, but the British pub isn't dead yet.  Far from it, in fact.  There are plenty thriving in independent hands as well as with the smarter pub chains, something I see a lot of in London.  Britain's capital is over-flowing with top-notch boozers..

Penny Lane is named after a slave trader, says author Tom Paver

Posted on 08/04/2012 03:07:16 PM

"Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes..." The Beatles' peon to this unremarkable suburban lane in south Liverpool is one of their best loved tunes and has made it one of the world's most famous thoroughfares. My children go to school nearby and each day we see coach-loads of tourists risking thei..

The Metquarter is a parable of our times says author Tom Paver

Posted on 08/04/2012 02:58:07 PM

Anna Heuston's favourite shoe shop is in the metquarter in Liverpool, the elegantly refurbished former central post office.  It's a light, airy building that was hollowed out to retain its solid and pleasing Portland stone facade and, at the height of the boom was fully let and doing very well,..

The Blood Puzzle by Tom Paver: your clue to the Basque's love affair with cooking

Posted on 08/04/2012 02:52:13 PM

For foodies, there is but one Meccah: the handsome seaside city of San Sebastian in northern Spain.  A charming and wealthy spot on a headland overlooking a lovely curving beach, it boasts nine Michelin-starred restaurants, a trio of which boast three stars. Within a thirty minute drive of town..

Agent – yes or no?

Posted on 08/03/2012 02:15:22 PM

I was recently contacted by a prominent NY literary agencywho shall remain nameless at this point about possible representation. They gotwind of me because of my constant promotional efforts and then explored alittle deeper into the kinds of books I write. They have not said they willdefinitely repr..

Sleepless night.

Posted on 07/26/2012 11:39:40 AM

Please enjoyDEGENERATES for free until Sunday! And have a sleepless night : ) DEGENERATES Brutal slayingsin the quiet suburbs of Philadelphia have detectiveAaron Miller on edge. Residents are readily falling victim to a cold-bloodedserial killer who is absolutely vicious, torturing and murdering at ..

The Hahnemann Hotel, Liverpool - Sir Meredith Bell's favourite haunt

Posted on 07/26/2012 11:26:01 AM

It’s where Joe Delahunty and Anna Heuston first get it on.  It’s a retreat for Sir Meredith when Lady Caroline sees that he’s been at it with a Russian hooker.  And it’s where Bell goes for safety’s sake when under threat from Basque terrorists. And it just ha..

Joe Delahunty gets the fishing bug

Posted on 07/26/2012 11:16:42 AM

In my forthcoming novel, Take the Soup, Joe Delahunty gets the fishing bug.  In Ireland. He's staying at the venerable Mount Falcon estate near Ballina in Co Mayo and finds himself embroiled in someone else's fight, but not before he's had a scrap or two with some beautiful rainbow trout and a ..

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