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Writing a Novel, with Alex and James (Ellis), Tuesday 6th and Tuesday 13th March 2018 Cost: £56  for both sessions. Venue: Hall & Woodhouse, Bath,10.30am-12.30pm 

 Sold out but please contact in case a place comes up… Please Contact Alex    £56 for both sessions

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Bird’s eye view

On the first page of Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory, Mr, Tench, a dentist stands in the blazing Mexican sun. Looking up he notices vultures watching him from a roof, ‘with shabby indifference: he wasn’t carrion yet.’   Greene uses a vulture to give a panoramic view of the setting.   ‘One rose and flapped across the town: over the tiny plaza, over the bust of an ex-president, ex-general, ex-human being, over the two stalls which sold mineral water, towards the river and the sea.”

This week’s challenge from Alex: Take one seagull and fly this seagull over a city, countryside, a town or a street and describe it from the bird’s view.         Note to self: Find old copy and read The Power and the Glory again.