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Claire North Posts

The 2020 Fine

It is a 2020 truth that if you’re not currently a) unemployed b) grieving a loved one or c) ill then what you are… is fine.   “How are you?” asks a friend over a […]

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In Praise of… How To Save A Planet (and Drilled)

Being an environmentalist has sucked for many years.   In the US, there has been (and he’s still clinging on – illegally) a rampantly corrupt climate-change denier running the show, and the entanglement between oil […]

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A Disappointed Leftie

Dear The Green Party,   Five years ago I wrote this:   https://www.clairenorth.com/claire-north-posts/2015/09/20/new-old-new-new-old-labour/   … in which I explained to the Green Party why I might be voting for Jeremy Corbyn in 2020.  Five years, […]

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The Team

Sometimes I get an email that goes, “I hope you or someone on your team sees this,” and I always smile, because in my mind it implies harried PAs organising my life as I lie […]

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A Dawn Run 2020

Sometimes I get rampant insomnia.  I do everything right – I get out of bed for a bit if I can’t sleep, read a book, stay calm and chilled etc..  I also do everything right […]

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Sweet Harmony – Released UK and US

Sweet Harmony is out in ebook!  REJOICE!  And as of October 27th it will also be out in audiobook too!  MORE REJOICING!   That’s about the full content of this blog post, if I’m honest.  […]

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A Lack of Writing Process

“Could you write something about your writing process?” my editor enquired. Could I hell! Could I! Could I? Probably not, is the honest answer.   So here’s the problem.  When I write, I am not […]

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In (Unexpected) Praise of… My Secondary School PE Teacher

Dear Miss Mitchell,   You were my secondary school PE teacher, and I’m not gonna lie, I was terrified of you.  You were terrifying.  But though you could turn even the icy fog of a […]

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William Abbey for 99p

Which is, let’s face it, a total bargain.   https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pursuit-William-Abbey-Claire-North-ebook/dp/B07RYMZFXV/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=william+abbey&qid=1596439824&sr=8-1   Do I wish it was 99p across all other retaillers as well as Amazon?  Yes.  Yes I do.  But!  Given that the world is […]

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Sweet Harmony Cover Launch

Hey, want a novella?   How ’bout this novella?!  Whoooooo!     It’s a story about a woman called Harmony who, along with the rest of the world, uses medical nanites to protect her body […]

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A Carbon Footprint

A few months ago I sat down with a member of my family and did the WWF’s (no, not that WWF) online carbon footprint test.   https://footprint.wwf.org.uk/#/   It’s quick, it’s reasonably sensible, and it […]

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Still Running. So Much Running

The internet is full of inspiring memes about people taking up new hobbies and learning to knit robots during lockdown.  It is also awash with motivational stories of running, and runners photographed against a sunset […]

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