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Claire North Posts

Well Damn

So the UK government’s done it.   They’ve passed the Policing Bill, the Nationality Bill and Voter ID.  In a single night they have made it harder to protest, harder to vote, made it easier […]

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A March-Time Update

I have just had a cheeky semi-nap.   Semi-nap, in as much as I’m physiologically not really capable of actually napping.  Goodness knows I’ve tried, but it just doesn’t really seem to happen.  However, a […]

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Secret Project – Announced!

And it’s a trilogy!   So yes, for a fair while now I haven’t been able to say what I’ve been working on.  But it’s just been properly properly announced by Orbit, my publisher, which […]

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Disrupted Sleep

For her birthday, I went to stay with my Mum for a night.  She was having a few lateral-flow tested friends over for dinner to celebrate, and as she loves to host but can also […]

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Election Reform and Protests

In the coming few weeks, a couple of huge bills are going through Parliament which will have a significant impact on the democracy of the UK.   The first of these is the Policing Bill.  […]

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An Anxious Start to 2022

Crack out the banging tunes and warm slippers, for January 2022 is here and it’s… a bit meh?  I mean, way less meh than January 2021, which was a significant stinker of a start to […]

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Gigs Coming and Going

In the last few months, gigs and theatre have very slowly, very cautiously returned.  It’s been a mixed experience.  Socially distanced gigs – bit weird, though still magic to have access to live music again.  […]

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A November 2021 Update

It has been a long time since I last wrote an update, so a) here one is and b) here’s why it’s been a while.   1. Work!   There has been a lot of […]

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Running Up That Hill

I have been training for the 2020 Hackney Half since autumn 2019, and in a few weeks it might actually happen on September 26th 2021.  This means that I have been hitting pavements for two […]

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The Parable Of The Flood

I am not a fan of using religious tropes and stories to communicate vital real-world issues.  But I’m also being regularly reminded that sometimes the way I like to communicate (i.e. at great length and […]

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An Antidote(ish) to Climate Despair

The U.N. has released it’s latest damning report on the state of climate change in the world, and everyone is sad.  It’s grim, grim reading, and everyone is exhausted.   However.  Exhaustion and sadness are […]

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Notes From the Burning Age – Available Now!

Notes From the Burning Age is now out in the UK and US in hardback, ebook and audio!  Hurrah!   As a reminder, this one is a semi-sorta spy-thriller set in a future environmentalist’s utopia […]

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