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Claire North Posts

More Events June/July 2021!

This is a reminder/permenant post placeholder thing of some lovely things coming up imminently, hurrah!   On June 17th – that’s this Thursday – I’m chatting with the lovely GX Todd and Gillie Hatton as […]

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Abyssal Adventures

This is a thing what I did with people who I love and admire, and it is pure fun.   I mean, it’s DnD, it should just be pure fun.  And it is!  As part […]

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Some Nice Upcoming Things 2021

Some nice things what are happening soon!   June 4th-6th is the Cymera Festival, which usually takes place physically in Edinburgh, and this year is taking place digitally everywhere.  On Saturday at 11.45 I’ll be […]

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Getting There Perhaps

Today I got my second jab, and am very full of feelings.   I didn’t talk about the first jab when I got it, because I felt embarrassed that I was being jabbed only a […]

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The Entire Backlist Ever – Summed Up!

Who is this list for:  everyone who’s read one of my books as either Catherine Webb, Kate Griffin or Claire North and been a bit like “huh, I wonder if she’s written anything else oh […]

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Why I’m Standing As A Green. Again.

On May 6th swathes of the UK go to the polls to vote in regional, Assembly and local by-elections, and once again I’m standing for the Greens in the ward in which I live and […]

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The Voyage of the Basset

Sometimes it is nice to have fun nice fluffy nice things.  By extraordinary coincidence, here for you is a fun nice fluffy short story thing.   A bit of background.  In 2014 I was approached […]

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Mulling in March 2021

On Wednesday, I celebrated – is celebrated the word? – a year in lockdown.  On March 17th 2020 I sat on the opposite end of a park bench from Mum, ate a burrito wrapped and […]

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In Praise of… OutsideXbox and OutsideXtra

My relationship with geekdom is complicated.   On the one hand, I’m absolutely a geek.  But there are geeks, and then there are geeks who have honed their geekiness to a razored point and invested […]

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Not Talking Politics For A While

I have often used this blog to write about politics.  I consider it important to write about politics; it is the map that shapes the direction our country and society.  I haven’t written about politics […]

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The Hackney Half in September

Unsurprisingly, and not incorrectly, the Hackney Half has been delayed again, to September 26th 2021.  This was always pretty likely, and though I agree with the decision it does mean that I will have essentially […]

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So Much Editing 2020

It’s been a long pandemic.  Have I mentioned that?  It’s been a looonnnggg pandemic.   In April 2020, having had nothing to do, I finished writing Notes From The Burning Age, which I’d been working […]

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