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Claire North Posts

Running London

I am learning to run longer distances. Oh god it sucks. But sometimes it doesn’t! And sometimes it especially doesn’t because London has some great running routes if you know where to look…. (Most of […]

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September 13th Birmingham!

Birmingham! I’m coming to say hello on September 13th courtesy of the lovely Birmingham Science Fiction Group! It’d be lovely if you’re around; come knatter about geekery and books. For more information visit: http://www.birminghamsfgroup.org.uk/ Hope […]

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Teching at the Edinburgh Festival

This year I am not at the Edinburgh Festival, bucking a rule that has held for many years of my life. I have worked on a bundle of shows up there over several years, and […]

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Why I’m A Squishy Leftie

If you’ve spent more than 20s on this blog, you’ll know I’m a squishy leftie. I tick a bundle of the boxes – extremely concerned about climate change, social inequality, feminism, discrimination etc.. I was […]

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Middling 30s

This year I turned 33, which is a pleasing number and a good age to be. It marks nearly 19 years since I started writing books for a living, and 9 years since I left […]

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Adventures in… Madeira

One of my favourite magazines, Delayed Gratification, has a section called Butterfly Effect. In it, the implausible series of events leading from, say, a man tripping over a rabbit in 1779, is unfolded to its […]

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Running Sucks Sorta Maybe No

Running sucks. I’m kinda learning to love it. As a child, I was taught that exercise was basically a moral sin. For my Dad, who was always overweight, exercise was just something he straight-up refused […]

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The Pursuit of William Abbey – Cover

New book! Whooooooo! I’m not very good at saying stuff about why my own books are cool and you should read ’em (I’ve spent a lot of the last year apologising for 84K being flippin’ […]

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Adventures in… Bucharest

“Do you fancy a trip to….” began the representative of the British Council. “Ohohohohoh yes pick me!” “… now, hear me out, because it’s important you understand….” “PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME!” Maybe nuanced […]

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European Elections 2019 – Go Vote!!

First: a shout-out to Full Fact, the fact-checking charity which carries a huge amount of information on basically every issue under the sun in British politics, and has succeeded in unsettling both the left and […]

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Adventures in Cornwall

Day 0 I hate leaving the house after, say, 8 p.m.. It feels too much like going to a night shift. Things should be winding down, not winding up. But there’s a sleeper train from […]

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Upcoming Events 2019

Hello! A couple of quick upcoming events in case you’re around – come say hi! On Saturday May 25th I’m at London MCMComicon with a whole bundle of excellent scribblers. Not yet sure of the […]

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