Posted on 18th July 2012

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Entries to the new Costa Short Story Award now open

Entries opened this week for the new Costa Short Story Award, which is for a single, previously unpublished short story of up to 4,000 words by an author aged 18 years or over and written in English.  The closing date is 4pm on Friday 7th September, and all entries must be submitted via the Costa website. The…

Posted on 4th July 2012

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Gaynor Arnold on Alice, Wonderland, and her new novel, After Such Kindness

But in the end no one knows the ‘real story’ of Charles Dodgson or Alice Liddell, so I have been free to imagine it – or rather imagine a whole scenario in which this relationship between adult and child is played out against the backdrop of the great social movements and religious anxieties of the Victorian age.