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Claire North Posts

The 2020 (2021?) Hackney Half (Again)

There were a lot of storms between the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020.  Storm Clara, Storm Ciara, Storm… Caitlin – I know they didn’t all begin with ‘C’ owing to Met Office naming […]

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In Praise of… the Witchling’s Girl

Bias disclaimer: I have known the author of The Witchling’s Girl, Helena Coggan, since she was a teenager starting out in her writing adventures.  We met on a very wet day in a cafe in […]

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Christmas 2020

Today across the UK, offices and workshops are starting to close down for the Christmas break, and frankly I think we’re all ready for it.  To everyone about to go on holiday – and to […]

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Getting Through Being 2020 Fine

A wee while back I wrote a post about being fine in 2020.  It was an ode to how we’re basically fine but not fine but sorta fine only not really.  You can read that […]

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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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