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There were all sorts of events and panels going on, but this year the one that seems to have garnered the most publicity was a panel about e books vs paper books. A pretty overdone topic, I'm sure you'll agree, but apparently this 'heated 'debate' was also enlivened by somebody calling somebody a 'tosser'. Handbags at dawn, indeed.
Anyway, you can read Luca Veste's festival report here. Sounds like a good do, mind you!
Stuart Ayris' début novel Tollesbury Time Forever received a great deal of well deserved praise and he has just published the eagerly awaited follow up, The Bird That Nobody Sees, which promises to be another beaut.
Jay Stringer's marvellous début novel Old Gold is out now, or should be pretty soon, and he has a natter about it and other stuff with Tony Black over at Pulp Pusher.
One of the best ezine's knocking about at the moment is Near To The Knuckle. They have some great stories over there from Stuart Ayris, Chris Leek, McDroll, Gareth Sparks and many others. And they are now open for submissions so why not pop over and find out more?
And if you haven't read Ian Ayris' brilliant novel Abide With Me yet, you can get a taste of it by reading the first two chapters here.